Breakthrough in voice biometric optimization comes with IDVoice 2.11
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
ID R&D announced the newest release of its voice biometric solution, IDVoiceTM version 2.11. This release delivers a breakthrough in voice biometric optimization with an AI-based SDK of under 1MB, enabling voice biometrics to be implemented on the edge - from chips to IoT devices - for a new era of security and personalization in the voice-enabled UX.
AI comes to connected homes thanks to Veego
Friday, January 24, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Veego Software announced the Veego Self-Care solution based on artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced technologies, enabling real-time self-support in the connected home. The solution shifts costly and cumbersome subscriber-support actions from traditional customer care to the vigilant Veego AI, saving service providers vast technical support resources and expe...
5 million consumers will own PERS devices by 2024
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Brittany Harris
New research from Parks Associates estimates more than 5 million consumers in the US will own PERS devices by 2024. Enabling Independence: Connected Solutions for seniors and Caregivers forecasts traditional and mobile PERS revenue will reach $1.1 billion in the same year.
The report Enabling Independence: Connected Solutions for Seniors and Caregivers assesses the a...
Testing solution to make AI more human launches from Applause
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Brittany Harris
Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly reaching the mainstream. Once the stuff of science fiction, AI is now used to automate many mundane tasks to make our lives easier. And from a business perspective, AI helps brands personalize digital experiences, save money, and improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.
While the excitement around AI is substantial, one area ...
AI powered news app Audibrow launches
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Do you have the time to sit and read the news for 2 hours? Is it okay to miss the news that's important to you?... We didn't think so.
Audibrow's free news app is the first AI-powered news app that reads aloud news & educational content with human-like speech. When you don't have time to read, simply listen to the sam...
Passage AI partners with Talkdesk to create AI chatbots
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Passage AI announced it has partnered with Talkdesk to deliver sophisticated and highly accurate AI chatbot experiences through the Talkdesk platform. Talkdesk offers one of the industry’s leading cloud-based contact center platforms, used by large enterprises and small businesses around the world. Passage AI’s chatbot technology seamlessly integrates via an...
NVIDIA's AI platform sets new record
Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
NVIDIA has breakthroughs in language understanding that allow businesses to engage more naturally with customers using real-time conversational AI.
NVIDIA's AI platform is the first to train one of the most advanced AI language models BERT, in less than an hour and complete AI inference in just over 2 milliseconds. This groundbreaking level of performance ma...
Fintech and developers get challenged by Finastra appathon
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Finastra has issued a challenge to Fintechs and developers with its first-ever public appathon, inviting anyone with a good idea to build an application that solves a common pain point for North American community banks and credit unions, using its FusionFabric.cloud platform.
Participants will use Finastra’s US Banking APIs, accessible for free on the FusionFa...
Low Code gets AI and ML from OutSystems
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
OutSystems announced that it has added new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to its leading low-code development platform, giving organizations the power to harness automation to create self-service portals, respond to text and voice queries, improve customer service, and much more.
Gartner predicts, “By 2020, customers will manage 85% o...
Watson Ads Builder announced from IBM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
IBM announced the launch of Watson Ads Builder, a self-service advertising solution that harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) designed to empower creative agencies and developers to help them build engaging, one-on-one conversations between brands and consumers across any digital property.
Watson Ads Builder is designed to enable agencies and developers to ingest a...
SendBird chat platform for developers adds $50M to their raise
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Brittany Harris
SendBird has announced that it has raised an additional $50 million, bringing its total Series B funding round to $102 million. The company extended the round in order to meet the rapidly growing global demand for in-app user-to-user messaging. Tiger Global Management led the extension, with significant participation from the initial Series B lead, ICONIQ Capital. ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Progress has revealed its strategy and approach for enabling high productivity application development. As part of this strategy, Progress announced the latest release of the Progress Kinvey platform, delivering a combination of high productivity, full developer control over the app experience, and operational efficiency for modern workloads with dynamic scale.
Rapid app development platform BlueFinity gets AI chatbots
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
BlueFinity International has introduced new features and enhancements to Evoke, its rapid app development platform (RAD) - making the tool even easier to use for companies looking to create professional looking, full function business apps for multiple devices more quickly and cost-effectively. Evoke enables companies to cost-effectively create web, hybrid and native ap...
Consumers and brands have trust issues says report from Voxpro
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Voxpro announced the results of its survey, “Voxpro CX Index: At the Corner of Technology and Human Experience.” The survey, which polled 1,000 U.S. consumers, reveals insights about customer experiences and attitudes toward using automation and chat features for customer service.
Despite the promise of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) te...
Telerik developer tools get many new .NET components
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Progress announced the latest release Telerik tooling for .NET developers. With the new release, Progress now offers over twenty new Telerik components and expands the most popular components, including Grid and Charts. It also adds new themes including a Material inspired theme and a Mac inspired Crystal theme.
Progress has released new components including:
The differences between web apps and native apps
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough?
By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...
Biometric authentication for messaging apps is now available
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ID R&D has announced the release of biometric authentication technology for messaging. The new solution, SafeMessage, offers multi-layer continuous authentication across messaging platforms without any impact to the user experience. ID R&D will be demoing SafeMessage, as well as its other voice and behavioral biometric products, at FinovateFall.
Women Who Tech announces top 10 startup finalists
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Women Who Tech has announced the 10 finalists for its Women Startup Challenge Europe. Hundreds of women-led startups from 35 countries competed to pitch to investors and tech leaders, including Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of Mozilla, Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Fatou Diagne, Partner and Cofounder at Bootstrap Europe, Julien Quintard, Managin...
AI features coming in Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base version 2
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Talla launched version 2.0 of the Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base. This new platform update harnesses techniques in natural language processing and AI-powered automation to achieve significant benefits for revenue generating teams within companies.
Rob May, Founder and CEO Talla said: “Businesses today are driven by information, but the way that information is...
Build communications apps with less coding thanks to PHLO
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Plivo announces the immediate availability of PHLO, a new way for developers to rapidly build and embed communications into their applications. PHLO, available via the Plivo platform, allows developers to visually integrate voice and SMS into apps in minutes, eliminating the need to constantly refer to documentation and reducing the number of coding lines and integratio...
Embedded artificial intelligence features hit the Oracle cloud
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation autonomous PaaS offerings. Services include mobile, data integration, and API PaaS offerings. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, these platform services automate and aim to eliminate key tasks to enable organizations to lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and get predi...
AI voice app study to be done on remote patient monitoring
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Orbita, Inc. has announced a collaboration with AARP to study remote patient monitoring and reduce social isolation. As participants in the 2018 Pulse@MassChallenge accelerator, the organizations will study new digital approaches for leveraging natural language processing to new enable hands-free, digital experiences for the 50-plus population. The work will guide ongoi...
Making chatbots seem more human with a new conversational UI
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
KPMG expands alliance with Appian
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Appian and KPMG LLP announced an expansion of their strategic alliance. Together, the companies are focused on making it easier to realize the business value of artificial intelligence (AI) by combining the KPMG Ignite portfolio of AI services with the speed, features, and intelligent automation (IA) capabilities of Appian’s low-code platform. KPMG and Appian will expan...
Flex contact platform announced by Twilio
Monday, March 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Twilio announced Flex, a contact center platform that gives businesses complete control of their contact center experience. With Twilio Flex, companies can instantly deploy an omnichannel contact center platform and also programmatically customize every element of the experience including the interface, communication channels, agent routing, and reporting to meet the un...
The state of API integration
Saturday, March 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Jitterbit has announced the results of a new survey on the state of API integration that shows enterprises increasingly recognize the value of APIs but are struggling to find a sustainable way to create and manage them. The survey findings detailed in the report also reveal how the IT stack is shifting to the cloud, but many enterprises still use on-premise so...
Mobile marketers should use video more report finds
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
YouAppi has announced the results of its second annual CMO Mobile Marketing Guide, which highlights opportunities for mobile marketers over the next 12 months. Video emerged the clear winner, with 85 percent of marketers planning to increase their investment in video during 2018, up a full 10 percent from 2017. Over three-quarters of respondents cited video as very or c...
Expert advice: Tips to help developers cope
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
According to a forbes report, being a software developer has it’s perks. From a $168,000 a year average media salary, to being able to have your hand in crafting the Instagrams of tomorrow. But the task of creating flawless code and engineering ideas, comes with challenges.It’s good to share war stories to help each other navigate the waters, so we recently had the chan...
Using common short codes for mobile app marketing
Friday, February 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
App developers know well the difficulties in marketing their apps. But a highly compelling way to advertise their apps in the context to the real world is being overlooked.Common Short Codes provide an easy way for app developers and brands to get consumers to download an app in context with their current, real-world surroundings. Common Short Codes bring integrity and ...
Red Hat survey identifies where tech investment is happening most
Friday, January 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
A new survey from Red Hat is out, aimed to better understand how technologies are being applied and the impact they are having in the enterprise. Red Hat commissioned research firm Vanson Bourne to survey 300 IT decision makers from organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia that employ a significant field workforce. The survey examined investment trends, current a...
Red Hat offers tips for enterprises ready for serverless architectures
Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
As serverless architectures continue to emerge in the cloud application space, many have chosen to make the transition in the enterprise realm. And although having the drawback of heavy third-party dependence can be a pain, the benefits of a low-cost and efficient backend can be incredibly important for developers to scale out their platforms.We talked with an expert in...
Ethereum blockchain meets the real estate market
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
ShelterZoom has announced that its blockchain-based online offer and acceptance platform for the real estate industry has gone live in the U.S. Other major international markets - including Canada, Australia, Europe, and countries in the Middle East - are set to go live in the first quarter of 2018.Built to be Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) data dictionary-co...
Oracle weighs in on chatbots for enterprise developers
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Richard Harris
From self-service to instant payments, the chatbot industry has seen great things from the latest advents in the field of AI. That's why we sat down with Oracle to learn more about how with all these new changes in the messaging industry enterprise can see the value that can be attained by adoption.We recently had a conversation with Suhas Uliyar, Vice President, A...
The impact of AI on the nearshoring market
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
Artificial Intelligence solutions, such as machine learning and deep learning algorithms, and chatbots, are fast becoming a business necessity for organizations everywhere, helping them make data-driven predictions to improve business outcomes, enhance customer service and to improve business workflow. But as a nascent and complex technology, it's difficult for companie...
Providing inapp customer support help from Helpshift
Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
In today's hyper-competitive market, a developer must be sure to remove all potential friction points, which can irritate customers, or risk app extinction. Even the best of apps have seen this negative trend over a long period of time due directly to subjects like, customer support, scalability, and poor retention efforts.We had a chat with Abinash Tripathy, co-founder...