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Petuum Launches Neurobots Product Line, Streamlining the Adoption of Powerful RPA with AI

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Petuum, an artificial intelligence platform company, announced Petuum Neurobots, a series of intelligent process automation (IPA) tools that provide cutting-edge AI capabilities to robotic process automation (RPA). This enables enterprise customers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy powerful RPA bots with the most advanced AI and machine learning (ML) technology. "We believe AI technology must be accessible to all companies of all sizes across different industries to achieve better business results. Neurobots are a critical part of Petuum's larger strategy to provide state-of-the-art AI that will transform RPA bots into intelligent agents that are cognitive, able to learn, think, and collaborate (with human and other bots), and therefore realize fully-operationalized business automation," said Dr. Eric Xing, founder and CEO of Petuum. The first Neurobots introduced include Kaibot for interactive conversational applications such as chatbots, Chimebot for automatic speech recognition, Chicbot for fashion applications and Pixbot for image understanding and enhancements.


Learn to Build your First Speech-to-Text Model in Python

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This will sound familiar to anyone who has owned a smartphone in the last decade. I simply ask the question – and Google lays out the entire weather pattern for me. It saves me a ton of time and I can quickly glance at my screen and get back to work. But how does Google understand what I'm saying? And how does Google's system convert my query into text on my phone's screen?


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Nagaraj is the Director of Emerging Technologies at V Group Inc. and a well-recognized name in Voice Analytics, Conversational AI and NLP domains. With over 20 years of experience in various technologies, Nagaraj plays a key role in advising and guiding the organizations on technology and go-to-market strategies. He spearheads V Group's efforts in developing revolutionary products and solutions by leveraging various technologies that transforms business and reach an unseen level of user-first engagement. He was instrumental in implementing the first ever speech recognition system for telecom and developing unique voice analytics solutions.


Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That's Like a 'Mobile Alexa'

TIME - Tech

Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by next year, according to people familiar with the product. Prototypes of the cylindrical speaker are wider than the current Echo to squeeze in additional components including at least four tweeters, said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss an internal matter. The robot, previously reported by Bloomberg, has wheels and can be controlled by Alexa voice commands, the people said. Both devices are being developed by Amazon Lab126, a research and development arm based in Sunnyvale, California.


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A new health-focused startup called Notable today announced its first app for Apple Watch, which aims to automatically record and digitize visits to the doctor as well as "eliminate the vast majority clinical


Saykara Launches First Fully Ambient AI Healthcare Voice Assistant

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Saykara today announced the release of Kara 2.0, an AI-powered healthcare assistant that further simplifies the documentation process for physicians. Now featuring Ambient Mode, Kara 2.0 is a breakthrough AI-powered voice application for healthcare, allowing physicians and patients to interact as they normally do, all while Saykara listens, transcribes to text, parses text into structured data, and intelligently completes each form in a patient's electronic health record (EHR or chart). Saykara then automatically generates a clinic note including patient history, physical, assessment, plan, orders and referrals. With the release of Ambient Mode, Saykara is the only virtual healthcare assistant that can be used passively'in the room' during physician-patient appointments with no voice commands. Ambient Mode builds on Saykara's versatility and agnosticity, allowing it to better serve up to 18 disparate healthcare specialties, including primary care, pediatrics, internal medicine, orthopedics, urology and more.


Converting Text to Speech with Azure Cognitive Service's REST-Based API

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Adam Bertram is a 20-year veteran of IT. Adam focuses on DevOps, system management, and automation technologies as well as various cloud platforms. He is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and efficiency nerd that enjoys teaching others a better way to leverage automation.


11 Tech Experts Predict The Next Big Developments In Home IoT

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The Internet of Things is taking on a larger role in the home. From voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo to smart appliances, tech companies are on a mission to make everyday life easier through IoT devices. With technology, of course, there's always something new around the corner, and it's expected that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will continue to expand the capabilities of IoT devices. To get an insider's perspective on what may be coming, we asked 11 Forbes Technology Council members to share what they think will be the next big thing in at-home IoT tech. IoT systems learning an individual's patterns, habits, preferences and autonomously operating are essential with the growing number of IoT devices at home.


Georgians keep protesting Russian's speech in parliament despite speaker's resignation

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TBILISI - The speaker of Georgia's parliament stepped down Friday in the wake of violent clashes that left at least 240 people injured, but the move failed to assuage protesters, who returned to the streets demanding that the interior minister also step down over a brutal police response. A night of clashes Thursday was sparked by a Russian lawmaker who took the speaker's seat as a group of international lawmakers met at the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi. It angered the opposition, which sees the current Georgian government as overly friendly to Russian interests. The protests mark the largest outpouring of anger against the ruling Georgian Dream since it took power in 2012. Officials said at least 240 people were injured when riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas and unleashed water cannon on protesters outside Georgia's parliament building during the clashes that lasted into early Friday.


Voice Assistants: A Big R&D Bet Which People Rarely Use

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"Alexa's responses are protected by the First Amendment" Big tech would really like you to engage with their products using your voice. Firms like Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Apple (NASDAQ:APPL), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have collectively spent tens of billions of dollars perfecting the technology that allows their gadgets to listen attentively for your voice, understand your commands, and respond obediently. A recent survey by market research firm SUMO Heavy has found that approximately 30% of US adults are active users of voice assistants. As far as the device type, the bulk (49%), use voice assistants with their smartphone, followed by smart speaker, and then PC. Those that do use voice assistants on their smartphone tend to be iPhone users.