“Hey Spark, let’s get this party started!”
This Computerworld article by Matthew Finnegan gives us a glimpse into Cisco’s plans to deliver hands-free voice-controlled AI-smart videoconferencing through its Spark Assistant.
“User interfaces continue to evolve from command line, menus and touch to voice and gestures,” said IDC research director Wayne Kurtzman. “Cisco Spark Assistant signals the inevitable, that intelligent voice should be adapted to the workplace.”
The article also highlights Microsoft’s plans to offer cognitive capabilities through its Teams group messaging platform, such as recommending relevant documents needed for a meeting, record and transcribe conversations, among other new tricks.