Weekly Digest: Zoom Adds Voice Controls, Instagram Joins Social Audio Craze

This week in Conversational AI.

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More hotels in the U.S. will adopt Google Nest Hubs

Soon, thanks to a new partnership between hotel voice tech developer Volara and Sysco subsidiary Guest Supply, Google’s smart devices will be appearing in a lot more hotels across the U.S. The hotel goods provider Guest Supply and Volara are planning to incorporate Google Nest Hubs, customized with Google for Hotels software to Guest Supply’s clients. Via Voicebot.ai.

Zoom announces integration with Alexa for Business

Alexa for Business will soon be available for Zoom Rooms Appliances users — Zoom launched this program back in 2019 to bring dedicated Zoom hardware to meeting rooms around the world. With the new Alexa integration, companies can use voice commands to start or stop all their Zoom Rooms meetings and find available rooms in the building to host a meeting. Via VentureBeat.

Instagram introduces a Clubhouse competitor

Instagram is adding new features that will allow users to mute their microphones and even turn their video off while using Instagram Live. According to the company, these new features will give hosts more flexibility during their livestream experiences. Via TechCrunch.



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