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No Jitter Roll: Zoom Launches AI-powered Solution for Zoom Rooms, Twilio and Frame AI Partner for Improved CX and RingCentral Offers Compliant UCaaS in India
Welcome to this week's No Jitter Roll, our regular roundup of product news in the communication and collaboration spaces. This week NJR highlights Zoom’s Intelligent Director product (demonstrated at Enterprise Connect 2023) which delivers AI-powered capabilities to help improve remote workers’ meeting experience; Twilio and Frame AI partnered to improve the customer experience in contact centers; RingCentral passed regulatory checks to offer compliant UCaaS in India; Thales and Google Cloud partnered to improve data security via machine learning and AI.
Zoom Launched Intelligent Director for Zoom Rooms
The provider of video communication and collaboration solutions launched Intelligent Director for Zoom Rooms which uses AI and multiple cameras (a minimum of three based on the images and graphics provided in the press release materials) to allow remote meeting participants to see each in-room person.
Intelligent Director can individually frame up to 16 participants in a Zoom Room using multiple cameras, choosing the best video stream via a Zoom-designed AI, and send that stream to the gallery view of the Zoom Meeting. Intelligent Director is designed for medium- to larger-sized rooms. Manufacturers, including Apple, AVer, Dell, HP Poly, Intel, Logitech, and Yealink have supported Zoom with the computer, controller, and camera solutions necessary for Intelligent Director.
Want to Know More?
Check out these articles about collaboration technology and meeting equity:
- New Meeting Equity Options Are Growing: Hardware and meeting app vendors are rushing to deliver solutions that enable equal experiences for both remote and in-office meeting attendees
- Poly announces AI-infused Products at InfoComm 2023: The needs of the office today are not the same as a few years ago and the equipment in rooms, if more than five years old, does not have the intelligence to enable scalable and pervasive remote meetings. HP and Poly have been laser focused on addressing the challenge of hybrid work, as demonstrated by their most recent announcements.
Twilio and Frame AI Partner for AI-powered Contact Center Experiences
Twilio provides a customer engagement platform; Frame AI provides a customer intelligence AI platform. The two companies have partnered to integrate Frame’s AI within Twilio Flex, which is a cloud-based solution for personalized interactions across contact centers, sales and in-app concierge.
“Contact centers are the eyes and ears of an enterprise, but the data they generate is undervalued and underutilized,” said George Davis, CEO of Frame AI.
Frame AI will enable Twilio Flex customers to use Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) to analyze customer intent and case severity to build and monitor reports. The platform will also be able to apply generative AI to summarize cases and share recommendations.
Twilio said that it will ensure companies have full transparency and control of the data that informs AI-powered interactions with their customers.
- On June 6, 2023, Twilio announced its CustomerAI technology which combines large language models (LLMs) with the customer data obtained via Twilio’s Customer Engagement Platform.
- On June 7, 2023, Twilio announced that an expanded partnership with Google Cloud which extends to incorporating Google’s generative AI solutions within Twilio Flex. The two companies also announced that Twilio Flex will be natively integrated with Google Cloud Contact Center AI.
- In 2022, Twilio Ventures invested in Frame AI's Series A extension round.
Want to Know More?
Check out these articles about the use of AI in contact centers:
- Are CCaaS vendors digging their own graves with their new AI toy?: The battle lines of features between the CCaaS and CRM vendors are becoming blurred--will the war be won at the desktop?
- NICE Interactions: What Thought Leadership Looks Like: New York and London events reinforced the need for informed discussion about Generative AI.
RingCentral: Now Offers Compliant Enterprise-grade Cloud Telephony in India
The provider of global enterprise cloud communications, video meetings, collaboration, and contact center solutions announced that it passed regulatory verifications by the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) India and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). As a result, multinational organizations with a presence in India can now access RingCentral-powered cloud phone capabilities for compliant communications with customers, partners, and employees.
As cited in RingCentral’s press release announcing this achievement, market research firm Gartner said that while non-compliant global cloud telephony solutions are available in India, organizations using these services run the risk of audits, which can shut services down with little-to-no notice.
Thales Partners with Google Cloud for Generative AI-Powered Security Capabilities
In collaboration with Google Cloud, Thales will use AI in its CipherTrust Data Security Platform. Powered by Google Cloud’s Vertex AI, CipherTrust Platform’s Intelligent Protection service will add a new machine learning feature called “Data Discovery and Classification Machine Learning.” Using machine learning techniques such as “named entity recognition” to discover a range of sensitive information types. Machine learning techniques will also augment Thales’s Data Discovery and Classification by using semantic context to discover and classify sensitive information from a range of corporate document repositories while ensuring sensitive data remains within set boundaries.
Sebastien Cano, Senior Vice President of Cloud Protection and Licensing activities at Thales said that via this collaboration these technologies will enable “AI-backed features that automate fundamental tasks for customers and ensure their sensitive data in the cloud remains securely protected and within established policies.”
This Week on No Jitter
In case you missed them, here are some of our top stories for the week:
- What’s the Direction for Omnichannel and Cloud Migration?: What are some potential strategies for cloud migration and customer experience in the near future?
- Using ChatGPT to Practice Law? Use Common Sense Instead: Legal research is a complex process that relies on critical thinking skills and contextual understanding – traits that are still uniquely human, no matter what technologists say about artificial intelligence’s capabilities.
- New AI Capabilities Mean to Streamline Legal Professionals' Problem Solving: Thomson Reuters' new AI capabilities are meant to reduce rote work so legal professionals can spend more time on the cases that require human judgment and reasoning. The company's chief product officer David Wong explains how.