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Core Associates, LLC Announces Product Certification of Timberscan Titanium for Sage Intacct


Core Associates, LLC announced the firm has completed the process to gain Sage's product certification of TimberScan Titanium for Sage Intacct. The makers of TimberScan, the only AP automation solution designed exclusively for Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, now offer a cloud-based solution that integrates with Sage Intacct to simplify approval workflows, document management, and related AP invoice processes from virtually anywhere. TimberScan Titanium is a new solution designed for project-intensive businesses, such as builders, contractors, and businesses in other industries, that offers a paper-free AP invoice processing experience while allowing users to stay connected to their Sage Intacct software. TimberScan Titanium reads from Sage Intacct to facilitate better data management without the need for rekeying information. With Smart Extraction Technology based on Optical Character Recognition, OCR, TimberScan Titanium is ideal for companies looking to recognize and automatically code AP invoices.

Kinetiq Names CPTO to Growing Leadership Team


Kinetiq, the world's first TV intelligence platform to unite paid, earned and owned media, has named Rishit Shah as chief product and technology officer (CPTO) to lead product strategy and technological advancements for the growing company. In this new role, Shah is responsible for designing and implementing a product roadmap to accelerate Kinetiq's platform innovation and align product strategy with customer needs. "Rishit is an important addition to the Kinetiq leadership team and we look forward to working with him to chart a path forward for the company," said Kevin Kohn, CEO, Kinetiq. "With his strong technical and product background, there's no doubt Rishit will play an instrumental role in evolving our product strategy and dramatically scale our platform as we continue to build out a truly unique TV intelligence platform that provides unparalleled insights into paid, owned and earned media." Shah brings deep technical roots and extensive data platform development experience to his new role. Prior to joining Kinetiq, Shah held executive product and technology positions at 7Park Data and Lotame, and launched digital products for The Washington Post.

EqualAI Challenges Companies and Leaders to Pledge to Reduce Bias


EqualAI, a nonprofit organization and leading voice focused on reducing unconscious bias in the development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), challenged corporations and business leaders around the globe to take The Pledge to Reduce Bias in AI. There are immediate actions that organizations can take to identify and reduce bias within their existing systems. EqualAI has been seeking out ways that companies can go beyond mere statements in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and commit to action. The Pledge identifies actions within a company's control that they can commit to changing quickly to create a tangible impact in our society. Organizations taking The Pledge to Reduce Bias in AI are forward-thinking leaders.

VoiceBase and ThoughtSpot Partner to Offer the Enterprise Searchable


VoiceBase, the leading AI-Powered Voice Analytics company, announced a strategic partnership with ThoughtSpot, the leading Search & AI-Driven Analytics platform, to revolutionize how enterprises gain faster insights from their voice data through innovative search capabilities. Voice Analytics has been empowering frontline workers in contact centers and organizations for years, but 86% of businesses report that they need better technology-enabled insights to really gain value from their data. The value of these analytics can be transformational for enterprises. In fact, "By 2025, AI for video, audio, vibration, text, emotion and other content analytics will trigger major innovations and transformations in 75% of Fortune 500 global enterprises" according to Gartner's Top 10 Trends in Data and Analytics, 2020 report. By partnering with ThoughtSpot, VoiceBase customers can equip their business users to find powerful, contextual insights in their voice, text, and other contact center data.

Spotify Launches in Russia and 12 Additional European Markets


World's most popular audio streaming subscription service now available to 250 million more people in Europe as Spotify expands to 92 markets worldwide Spotify is available for free, offering unrivaled personalized music discovery Spotify launched its service in 13 new markets across Europe including Russia, one of the world's top 20 largest streaming markets. Already the world's most popular audio streaming subscription service, with today's expansion, Spotify now reaches a current total of 92 markets worldwide. Spotify's 13 new markets include: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine. As the leading platform driving music discovery on more types of devices than any other service, Spotify's expansion in Europe comes as consumers in the region embrace streaming. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Russia is the 17th-biggest streaming market in the world and on pace to be the 10th-biggest streaming market by 2030.

Verint and Cloud9 Team Up to Remove Complexity from Voice Compliance


Verint Systems Inc, The Customer Engagement Company, and Cloud9 Technologies, a leader in cloud-based communications, have joined forces to provide the financial services market with a fully compliant, cloud-enabled communications solution to support traders both on the trading floor and remotely, providing necessary flexibility as the industry continues to move to cloud-based platforms and work-from-home environments during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The combination of Cloud9's industry-leading, cloud-based platform with Verint's comprehensive offering for integrated communication capture, compliant records retention, secure data governance and advanced data analysis, gives financial institutions a powerful, enterprise-wide communication and compliance framework that alleviates obstacles and ensures traders remain within compliance parameters both remotely and on the trading floor. Through the analytics and open data APIs, customers have the ability to capture the most complete set of voice records and metadata and make this available to analytics tools for surveillance, transcription and data structuring purposes. "With the disruption caused by the pandemic crisis and the consequent surge in remote working arrangements, traders need to operate outside traditional corporate-based environments. Cloud-based voice trading solutions are more important than ever, and ensuring these solutions fall within all compliance parameters is very important," said Brian Hunt, Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Partnerships at Cloud9.

How Conscious Traveling Is Gaining Popularity during Pandemic


Conscious travel means being mindful of the world and the people we encounter during our travels. It's about thinking differently when we travel; changing our values and perception of the world by seeing a destination through a local's eyes. The world is altering as people's mindsets are shifting. No longer content with mass tourism, people are becoming more conscious of real experiences, immersing themselves with their surroundings to establish longer-lasting connections and gain a better understanding of the world. Conscious travel's goal is to create a sustainable travel economy that gives something back to communities.

Dialpad Announces Appointment of Jen Grant to Board of Directors


Dialpad, the only cloud-native business communications platform powered by Voice Intelligence (Vi), recently announced that Jen Grant has joined the company's Board of Directors. The announcement comes as Dialpad continues to see rapid growth as the demand for remote work tools rises with changing business needs worldwide. "We are seeing remote work on the rise everywhere, and we don't expect to see that diminish even after offices start to open up," said Jen Grant, Chief Executive Officer of Turbo Systems. "Now, more than ever, people need the right work-from-anywhere tools, and I'm excited to be a part of the movement with Dialpad." Built in the cloud, Dialpad does not require on-premise servers, storage or hardwired phones, freeing customers to connect and communicate from anywhere.

Multi-sensory Integration in a Quantum-Like Robot Perception Model Artificial Intelligence

Formalisms inspired by Quantum theory have been used in Cognitive Science for decades. Indeed, Quantum-Like (QL) approaches provide descriptive features that are inherently suitable for perception, cognition, and decision processing. A preliminary study on the feasibility of a QL robot perception model has been carried out for a robot with limited sensing capabilities. In this paper, we generalize such a model for multi-sensory inputs, creating a multidimensional world representation directly based on sensor readings. Given a 3-dimensional case study, we highlight how this model provides a compact and elegant representation, embodying features that are extremely useful for modeling uncertainty and decision. Moreover, the model enables to naturally define query operators to inspect any world state, which answers quantifies the robot's degree of belief on that state.

Is Cognitive Science the Future of AI?


Cognitive computing has expansive horizons, which covers various characteristics of cognition. In addition, cognitive science is an interdisciplinary, scientific study of the human reasoning, emotions, language, perception, attention, and memory. However, artificial intelligence (AI) is to explore the design of computers and software that would fit for intelligent behavior. The reconciliation of cognitive science and AI offers a profound comprehension of human cognition (human intelligence) and communication. What's more, the imaginative and technical abilities are applying the knowledge in AI solutions and applications in engineering psychology.