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What's the best combination of automation technology to satisfy your customers?
Automation technologies like natural language interaction and IVR have revolutionized the way customers interact with the customer service function.
Read more about: Don’t Hide The Cheese
How can #NLI help move on towards home automation?
Hi house, how are you doing? We are seeing a growing number of initiatives that aim to promote home automation using natural language voice technology rather than buttons or keyboards as the user interface.
Read more about: Heating Up
Home entertainment become much more immersive experience by connecting apps, software and hardware
I just read Nick Bilton’s blog post in Bits “Disruptions: TV Makers Ignore Apps at Their Own Peril”. I know it’s now a couple of months since it was published but hey, you can’t catch every blog post every time and what he’s saying still remains spot-on.
Read more about: Is Your Living Room the Next Great Disruptive Frontier
Arrival of #Siri ignates the interest on natural language interaction #NLI
The blogosphere is awash with views on Apple’s Siri. Some of it effusive with its praise, some reveling in its supposed shortcomings — see this post from the New York Times Bits blog for example. One thing for sure, you could be forgiven for thinking that Apple’s natural language technology that powers Siri was the only game in town.
Read more about: Climbing the Slope
If you like Angry Birds now you can play it on your #SmartTV
Disruptive technology developers from the Nordics have done it again; this time it is the Finnish based company Rovio who, with their success app “Angry Birds”, has teamed up with Samsung to launch the game on Smart-TV. Without remote control or touch interface you will be able to catapult birds and destroy the vicious green pigs just by using gestures. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could talk to the birds as well?
Read more about: How to smash a pig from the comfort of your sofa
Natural language speech interface could help wheelchair users #NLI #Disability
These days we can control the key functions of a smartphone, TV or even automobile by voice. Clearly, voice control is a cool feature that will soon be commonplace on a broad range of consumer devices. For disabled people, however, assistive technologies like voice control are not just cool but an essential way to help make their lives better.
Read more about: Disability is no joke
What are the top challenges in computational linguistics? Find out now! #NLI
The field of computational linguistics has a long list of unsolved problems that have been challenging linguists all around the world for decades now. Disciplines like Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Translation (MT), as well as speech technologies like Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Text-To-Speech (TTS), despite having proved successful in the past few years, still lack the naturalness that is inherent to human communication.
Read more about: Top challenges in computational linguistics
How to separate good from bad corporate gossip? Try using #NLI
Despite the advance of Twitter and Facebook, email is still the “killer” electronic communications medium particularly at work, where it long ago replaced the telephone as the preferred way for communicating between colleagues. But not all of the billions of emails handled each day by office workers are strictly work-related. According to a recent study, about 15% of the emails sent by corporate users contain information about a person or persons not among the recipients. In other words, they contain gossip.
Read more about: Hot Gossip
#animated #engagement and #interaction for employees with #elearning
Animated characters are an excellent option to engage employees with eLearning initiatives without spending a considerable amount of money.
Read more about: Paid Actors vs. Animated Characters: Which is Better for eLearning Courses?
LG introduced the first #internet fridge a decade ago but we haven’t got much further. Can NLI solve the problem?
Ever since supermarkets introduced shopping online there has been the promise of a fridge capable of automatically restocking itself. Why is it then that over a decade since LG introduced the first internet fridge we haven’t got much further, and how can Natural Language Interaction (NLI) technology solve the problem?
Read more about: Bringing Internet Fridges Out From the Cold
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