Happenings
  • 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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  • What early stage investors really care about

    Apr 27, 2020

    These days, when fundraising has become even more tricky, it is crucial that entrepreneurs get into the investor mindset if they are to increase their chances of success.

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  • How could COVID-19 change AR/VR’s future?

    Apr 25, 2020

    COVID-19 is impacting the lives of billions. Early-stage technology markets like virtual and augmented reality are trivial by comparison. However, AR/VR companies are dealing with knock-on effects both positive and negative. This analysis explores the potential future for AR/VR in the context of the silent cyclone we’re all going through.

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  • Emotion AI shows promise for IT leaders in the enterprise

    Apr 22, 2020

    Emotion AI, or affective computing, may be the next big thing in AI. Enterprises are starting to explore emotion analytics technology to improve customer and employee experiences and offer innovative services.

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  • Will lockdown help voice tech show what it's really made of?

    Apr 20, 2020

    From its potential as a health diagnostic tool, to simply helping with loneliness, voice technology has reached new heights during the coronavirus pandemic. Marek Wrobel wonders if it will change things forever.

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  • Issue 23 - The European VC market is so hot it may skip its summer holiday

    The startup market is having a moment around the world, but few regions can brag as much as Europe when it comes to venture capital investment.

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  • Issue 23 - Azafran INSIGHTS Rapid-fire Video Podcast

    Hosts Matt Bauer and Megan Burns welcome special guest Paul Martin, founder and CEO of Azafran Fund I portfolio company, tagSpace.

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