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Nuance shows AI-powered developments for the car and smart home of the future at CES 2018

By Zenobia Hegde

New conversational artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions asre being shown at CES 2018 by Nuance Communications, Inc..Through advancements in conversational AI, Nuance is empowering solutions that hear, understand, learn, and use language to interact with consumers, providing personalised experiences and aiming for new levels of convenience, engagement, security and satisfaction.

The next generation of Nuance solutions, designed for both today and the future, represent an evolution of technology that will allow for more dynamic and collaborative interactions with assistants that will complete more complex, realistic tasks with higher accuracy. In addition, Nuance is pioneering a way to bring the world of disparate virtual assistants together into one seamless interface through its new cognitive arbitrator.

Seamless interoperability across the assistant ecosystem

Nuance’s new cognitive arbitrator combines conversational and cognitive AI capabilities to connect disparate virtual assistants, third-party services and content, and intelligent agents through an interoperable interface that meets the unique needs of the connected lifestyle across the smart home and car.

Cognitive arbitration will be demoed across Nuance’s CES experiences, including interoperability between the home and car and the ability to connect whether at home or on the go with restaurant, bank, airline, telco, and retail brands through Nina, Nuance’s virtual assistant for customer engagement. For more information on the cognitive arbitrator, check out last week’s press release.

New AI-powered Dragon Drive features

Nuance’s CES Innovation Award-winning-car experiences and brings a more human experience to the automotive assistant. Dragon Drive now tightly integrates conversational artificial intelligence with non-verbal modalities such as gaze detection, enabling drivers to get information about and interact with places outside the car simply by looking at them; enhanced interoperability with other assistants, including in the smart home, virtual personal assistants and bots; and Just Talk, the capability to invoke the automotive assistant without pushing a button or using a wake-up word. For more on the latest Dragon Drive innovations, check out last week’s press release.

AI-based solutions for mobile carriers

Nuance is utilising AI to enhance subscriber engagement for mobile service providers, supporting carriers’ transformation to digital service providers and reinventing their relationships with their subscribers through intelligent solutions.

New for CES 2018, Nuance will showcase enhanced capabilities for Loop, its AI- and data analytics-powered marketing platform for mobile operators that delivers new revenue streams by connecting subscribers to compelling services on the channels that are most relevant to them, including social networks, SMS, Web and USSD. New features provide subscriber offers and new subscriber touchpoints for top-ups, financial services, and contextual ads features using customised shortcuts.

For example, new AI-powered chatbots will deliver personalised services, such as top-ups, via social networking channels like Facebook Messenger, creating a seamless user experience within the most relevant channel for each subscriber.

Interactive entertainment experiences

Nuance is pioneering how conversational AI can make media and entertainment more interactive and immersive. Nuance will be showcasing a prototype of an interactive gaming experience, which will demonstrate the power of speech in enabling conversations with non-player characters (NPCs).

Partnerships to deliver powerful solutions

Nuance is also showcasing a variety of solutions built in partnership with other leading technology providers, including:

Toyota – Nuance’s Dragon Drive connected car […]

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Nuance shows AI-powered developments for the car and smart home of the future at CES 2018

By Zenobia Hegde

New conversational artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions asre being shown at CES 2018 by Nuance Communications, Inc..Through advancements in conversational AI, Nuance is empowering solutions that hear, understand, learn, and use language to interact with consumers, providing personalised experiences and aiming for new levels of convenience, engagement, security and satisfaction.

The next generation of Nuance solutions, designed for both today and the future, represent an evolution of technology that will allow for more dynamic and collaborative interactions with assistants that will complete more complex, realistic tasks with higher accuracy. In addition, Nuance is pioneering a way to bring the world of disparate virtual assistants together into one seamless interface through its new cognitive arbitrator.

Seamless interoperability across the assistant ecosystem

Nuance’s new cognitive arbitrator combines conversational and cognitive AI capabilities to connect disparate virtual assistants, third-party services and content, and intelligent agents through an interoperable interface that meets the unique needs of the connected lifestyle across the smart home and car.

Cognitive arbitration will be demoed across Nuance’s CES experiences, including interoperability between the home and car and the ability to connect whether at home or on the go with restaurant, bank, airline, telco, and retail brands through Nina, Nuance’s virtual assistant for customer engagement. For more information on the cognitive arbitrator, check out last week’s press release.

New AI-powered Dragon Drive features

Nuance’s CES Innovation Award-winning-car experiences and brings a more human experience to the automotive assistant. Dragon Drive now tightly integrates conversational artificial intelligence with non-verbal modalities such as gaze detection, enabling drivers to get information about and interact with places outside the car simply by looking at them; enhanced interoperability with other assistants, including in the smart home, virtual personal assistants and bots; and Just Talk, the capability to invoke the automotive assistant without pushing a button or using a wake-up word. For more on the latest Dragon Drive innovations, check out last week’s press release.

AI-based solutions for mobile carriers

Nuance is utilising AI to enhance subscriber engagement for mobile service providers, supporting carriers’ transformation to digital service providers and reinventing their relationships with their subscribers through intelligent solutions.

New for CES 2018, Nuance will showcase enhanced capabilities for Loop, its AI- and data analytics-powered marketing platform for mobile operators that delivers new revenue streams by connecting subscribers to compelling services on the channels that are most relevant to them, including social networks, SMS, Web and USSD. New features provide subscriber offers and new subscriber touchpoints for top-ups, financial services, and contextual ads features using customised shortcuts.

For example, new AI-powered chatbots will deliver personalised services, such as top-ups, via social networking channels like Facebook Messenger, creating a seamless user experience within the most relevant channel for each subscriber.

Interactive entertainment experiences

Nuance is pioneering how conversational AI can make media and entertainment more interactive and immersive. Nuance will be showcasing a prototype of an interactive gaming experience, which will demonstrate the power of speech in enabling conversations with non-player characters (NPCs).

Partnerships to deliver powerful solutions

Nuance is also showcasing a variety of solutions built in partnership with other leading technology providers, including:

Toyota – Nuance’s Dragon Drive connected car […]

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HPE, PTC, and Wind River join effort to speed IoT software purchasing

By Zenobia Hegde

Three of the biggest software vendors in IoT – HPE, PTC, and Wind River (Intel) – have agreed to join the IoT M2M Council’s (IMC) fledgling template RFP Program for IoT Software Platforms, which will be presented at the IMC’s conference at CES.

Using input from many vendors and more than 100 software buyers in an open-source process, the IMC developed a template reference document that will ease buying of IoT software, and later, hardware and connectivity solutions. HPE, PTC, and Wind River have agreed to have their platforms assessed by the IoT M2M Council which represents 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions.

The RFP program will simplify sourcing of IoT platforms for buyers by providing reference documentation and demonstrating capabilities of established software platforms, and for participating vendors, it will ultimately shorten the sales cycle.

The RFP template will be discussed at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where large numbers of OEMs that buy IoT solutions will see it for the first time. The IMC developed a template RFP document earlier this year in a wiki-based, open-source process with input from more than 100 IoT buyers, and has now retained a third-party consultancy to validate vendors against the RFP.

The validation process, conducted by UK-based Beecham Research, includes surveying vendors for responses to the RFP, contacting their customers anonymously for references, and a hands-on analysis of the platforms for ease-of-use.

“No other industry group or major consultancy is talking to buyers at scale and looking at the actual IoT sales process. My staff spends a lot of time responding to RFPs. The IMC’s RFP program gives us a report from a credible third-party that allows us to respond to RFPs more quickly, as well as a place to send potential buyers where they can access a template RFP document and learn more.

If this program reduces my sales cycle, even just incrementally, it will be well worth it,” says Volkhard Bregulla, VP of Global Industries, Manufacturing, & Distribution at HPE, with a seat on the IMC board.

IMC rank-and-file membership comes from 24 different vertical markets on every continent, and a plurality self-identify as “operations”, meaning that they are unlikely versed in communications technology. “The template RFP provides a non-technical reference, and can go a long way in establishing a common language for IoT technology among people actually doing the buying,” says Bregulla.

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Designing low-power applications for LTE-M and NB-IoT LPWA networks

By Izabela Pronko

1st February 2018
Webinar online

If you’re thinking of deploying a battery or solar operated application or just require very low power for your IoT deployment, this webinar on LTE-M and NB-IoT is for you. Learn the main differences between the cellular LPWAN technologies and the power saving techniques required on both the network and device side to ensure your deployments last for years in the field. We’ll also discuss the merits of going directly to the deep edge to get your data versus relying on a gateway to do the collection.

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