What Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance could mean for the Future of Workplace AI

Microsoft’s recent announcement that it is acquiring Nuance could signal a new era of voice-enabled technologies in the enterprise. However, the purchase price of $19.7 billion indicates that Microsoft has plans to bring more voice recognition technology to other vertical markets aside from healthcare. We sat down with Igor Jablokov, founder and CEO of augmented AI company Pryon and an early pioneer of automated cloud platforms for voice recognition that helped invent the technology that led to Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, to talk about Microsoft’s move and how intelligent voice technology could impact the workplace

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EU publishes framework for Artificial Intelligence regulation

EU Framework AI Regulation

Artificial intelligence and the potential dangers of allowing this technology to grow too big too quickly have been long debated. For decades popular sci-fi media brought to the light the potential risks of AI, but only in the past several years has the technology evolved in a way that the discussion has migrated to the real world. As a response to this rapid evolution of AI, the European Union has published a new framework to regulate the use of AI across the 27 member states.

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