Happenings
  • Automated Speech Recognition: On the Brink of Revolution

    Jun 26, 2020

    When innovations in new models and computational optimizations bring prices down, watch for this technology to have real impact, Five9 CTO says

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  • Voice + AI Is Coming To The Workplace Loud And Clear

    Jun 25, 2020

    Virtual assistants turn 16 this year and you don’t have to look too hard - or speak too loudly - to find them. In fact, there will be around 8 billion voice-based devices by 2023 - more than the world’s population today.

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  • Pandemic Drives Consumer, Business Interest In Voice-Assisted Commerce

    Jun 25, 2020

    Vast numbers of consumers are happy to ask Alexa, Siri or the Google Assistant to play a song, find a recipe or dim the lights in their smart homes. But only a narrow subset of voice assistant enthusiasts would comfortably instruct these tools to make purchases for them – at least before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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  • How Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Revitalize Insurance Claims Process

    Jun 6, 2020

    The advancements in areas like machine learning, robotics and IoT devices will bring a drastic shift in the way claims are processed, managed and reported today, thereby resulting in better operational performance and improved customer satisfaction.

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  • The State Of Augmented Intelligence

    Jun 1, 2020

    A Gartner study released in August 2019 predicts that by 2021, augmented AI “will create $2.9 trillion of business value and 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity globally.

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  • Harnessing The Power Of Voice For Seamless Conversations

    May 28, 2020

    Long before the Super Bowl commercial with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi teaching millions of viewers the power of “Hey Alexa,” marketers have debated how to harness the power of this emerging technology.

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  • Alibaba to invest $1B on AI integration with smart speaker

    May 21, 2020

    Chinese e-commerce giant will use the funds to bolster its artificial intelligence and Internet of Things ecosystem that supports Tmall Genie, including linking more content and services from Alibaba’s wider ecosystem that spans entertainment, healthcare, and education.

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  • How 5G Will Unleash AI

    May 8, 2020

    When it comes to the 5G roll-out, AI will definitely be supercharged.

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  • 5 Conversational AI Companies Tackling COVID-19

    May 1, 2020

    All of the information here are the words that you read on social media, chats, news channels, advertisements, companies’ taglines, and even hear it over calls (thanks to mandatory IVR warnings). Below are five conversational AI companies that are trying to tackle COVID-19 misinformation.

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  • Voice Assistant Usage Seen Growing To 8.4 Billion Devices

    Apr 28, 2020

    As consumer usage of voice assistants continues to skyrocket, the companies behind those assistants look for business models to monetize all that voice. Consumers will interact with voice assistants on 8.4 billion devices by 2024, according to a new study by Juniper Research.

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The content and distribution of Azafran’s INSIGHTS newsletter is focused to our LP, incubator, research, investment and partner ecosystem. As we look to build a two-way dialogue benefitting our collective efforts, each month we highlight important news and our approach to the emerging intersection of deep technology, end to end solutions and platforms driven by voice, acoustics/sensory and imagery.

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  • Issue 18 - The Impact of Deep Tech + Imagery on the Future of Healthcare

    In the second issue of our Special Report Series, we turn our focus to the imagery modality and the impacts already being felt in the future of healthcare.

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  • Issue 18 - tagSpace: Augmented Reality for the Masses, now Covid Ready

    tagSpace (Azafran Portfolio I) provides a no-code solution for location-based Augmented Reality - With a focus on markets such as music festivals, events and experiences, tagSpace has pivoted to also helping fight the spread of Covid-19.

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