Happenings
  • Mozilla Updates Massive Open Source Voice Data Collection

    Jul 17, 2020

    Mozilla has released a large set of voice data as part of its Common Voice program.

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  • Deloitte's State of AI in the Enterprise

    Jul 14, 2020

    Deloitte has released its 2020 State of AI in the Enterprise report.

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  • 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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Insights

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  • Issue 22 - The End of VC as We Know It

    The nature of VC is evolving - to gain a competitive advantage and de-risk their investments, forward-looking and innovative firms are recognizing the trends and adapting.

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  • Issue 22 - European Venture Reaches All-Time High In The First Quarter Of 2021

    2021 is shaping up to be a stellar year for startups in Europe with Early-stage funding at $5.8 billion, an all-time high for European startups.

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