Weekly Digest: Microsoft Teams Smart Speakers and Hearing-Enhancement Earbuds From Google

This week in Conversational AI.

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Amazon launches the new Fire TV platform for cars

Starting March 11, a version of the Amazon Fire TV platform for cars will be available in Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Equipped with features designed for people riding in a vehicle, the new Fire TV for Auto enables passengers to access the smart TV platform, with all of its streaming services, and Alexa voice control. Via Voicebot.ai.

Microsoft Teams smart speakers are perfect for meetings

Microsoft teamed up with EPOS and Yealink to create two new Teams Intelligent Speakers. They can identify and differentiate the voices of up to 10 people speaking in a Microsoft Teams Room, transcribe what was said in a meeting, or capture actions to know exactly who in the room said what. Via Tech Radar.

IBM Watson is to moderate GRAMMY debates

The Recording Academy and IBM, the Academy’s Official Cloud, and AI partnered to launch GRAMMY Debates with Watson. Apart from the new digital fan experience powered by IBM Watson’s Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities and cloud technologies, the Recording Academy announced the transitioning of its consumer-facing online platform, GRAMMY Backstage, to a digital environment running on IBM Cloud. Via GRAMMY.

Google is reportedly working on hearing-enhancing earbuds

According to a report from Business Insider, Google’s parent company Alphabet is working on high-tech hearables that will be able to distinguish individual voices in a crowd. Via Voicebot.ai.



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