Own The Conversation - Issue #43
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Conversations To Own
Articles and news that might interest you.
We interviewed 2,000 individuals in each country. It looks like more and more people across the UK, Germany, and the US are excited to embark on a new voice journey, and brands can steer them in the right direction.
With the Metaverse increasingly simulating the real world in a virtual space, the need for an enhanced delivery experience will also quickly become imperative.
Amazon Lex Automated Chatbot Designer, is based on advanced natural language models. Developers can use Amazon Lex to build, test, and deploy conversational voice and text chatbots for various contact center services.
Microsoft is finally close to delivering its long-promised natural user interfaces. Here’s how you can build them into your code.
A novel work by the Microsoft research team now presents GODEL, a Grounded Open Dialogue Language Model. Their work introduces a new class of pretrained language models that permit both task-oriented and social dialogue and are assessed by the utility of their responses.
100% of startups think that chatbot’s integration is one of the most efficient ways to make their business more seamless. At the same time, the majority (almost 80%) mention that they are struggling with the development of chatbots and they are not well aware of how to implement chatbots
The report surveyed 400 B2C marketers across the globe about their experiences and approaches to better understand how marketing teams in general are using conversational marketing.
Amazon is exploring the next steps for Alexa, imbuing the system with higher-level functions that will upgrade the system with features like conversational AI.
Newsroom AI, a London, UK- based content creation platform expands their technology portfolio with a new conversational content product under the name of Public
Have large language models finally crossed the chasm and become self-aware? A Google researcher recently shocked the world by declaring that Google’s LaMDA has become sentient. Others in the business disagree, saying we’re still far away from artificial general intelligence (AGI).
New AI technology could help sellers analyse customer’s emotions. But how will people react if their facial expressions and body language are tracked?
Matjaž Možina, chief executive of mobile marketing company 2Mobile, explains how sports rights holders can capitalise on conversational commerce to drive business growth and create a more seamless matchday experience for fans.
The UK housing market is, for now, continuing to thrive despite the challenges of rising inflation and the spectre of yet further interest rate hikes. As the “race for space” continues, the industry must continue to attract and retain new customers to capitalise on these favourable but rapidly changing conditions.
What’s the latest in the natural language processing (NLP) market? Alan Gilchrest — SVP of conversational AI at LivePerson — discusses.
Funding, Mergers & Acquisitions
Zendesk has had a difficult time over the last several months. It has been hounded by activist investors, Jana Partners. It turned down a $17 billion acquisition in February believing it was worth more. Its investors turned down a deal to buy Survey Monkey’s parent company, Momentive the same month. Today, the drama concluded when […]
Glia, the leading provider of Digital Customer Service, has acquired Finn AI, the premier AI-powered chatbot platform for banks and credit unions.
Aveni.ai has secured £2.75 million in funding to deliver the expansion of its Aveni Detect platform across the UK fintech market.
Webio, a Dublin, Ireland-based provider of a Conversational AI in the credit, collections and payments industry, raised $4M in Series A funding
After selling his first company for $40 million, here’s how Under 30 lister Karan Walia is teaching computer software to browse the internet like humans.
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Voice tech and conversational AI continue to re-shape modern healthcare. We’ll explore the current best practices and best-in-class companies in this emergent space.
Over three days, Ai4 2022 brings together business leaders and data practitioners to facilitate the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.
A bit of a late newsletter this week. I’ll explain more in the LinkedIn post, but simply put, I wasn’t able to stick to my weekly schedule this week, which includes putting together this newsletter on a Saturday morning ready for a Sunday send out.
Hopefully it doesn’t impact your consumption of the content, which I hope you continue to find useful and interesting.
I’m hoping that this newsletter keeps building and improving with every issue. Let me know your thoughts, feedback and ideas of what you want to see by DM on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or even TikTok (not that I have worked that one out yet!).
Have a great week ahead!
Martyn, Founder @ bot-jobs.com
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