3 months 1 week ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  December 12, 2018 | Source: CogWorld on FORBES Last week, Amazon hosted its popular and growing AWS Re: Invent event focused on all things around the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. In addition to the many announcements featured in last week’s articlehighlighting Amazon’s many AI and machine learning-related announcements, many of the hundreds of partner vendor and consulting companies that were there had similar innovative announcements. In this article, we highlight…

3 months 1 week ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  December 6, 2018 | Source: CogWorld on FORBES The last week of November is always fully packed with companies working to squeeze in as much productivity as possible between Thanksgiving (in the US) and the winter holiday season. Amazon makes the most of this with their Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re:Invent show that continues to grow. In 2018, this year, almost 50,000 people made their way to Las Vegas to hear from AWS CEO Andy Jassy and key strategic leaders about the advancements AWS…

8 months 3 weeks ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  June 21, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica The recent demonstration of Google Duplex by CEO Sundar Pichai has grabbed the world's attention. The demo shows a pre-recorded, and supposedly realtime, interaction between an experimental Google voice assistant, called Google Duplex, interacting with a receptionist at a hair salon and having a back-and-forth conversation to book an appointment. Other demos linked on the Google Duplex blog page show…

9 months 3 weeks ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  May 25, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Ever since the launch of Amazon’s Echo device in 2014, its seems that every month brings a new development in dedicated devices that process voice commands and perform actions. However, what exactly are these devices? The popular media calls them “smart speakers” or “voice assistants” or “intelligent personal assistants”, but these words describe very different concepts. A smart speaker conjures up a…