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Cisco Announces World’s First AI-Powered Voice Assistant for Meetings

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by Angela Guess

According to a recent press release, “AI-powered voice assistants are changing the way we live. Hundreds of millions of people use these assistants regularly to check the weather, wake up on time, and find their way around town. Yet there have been no virtual assistants to help us at work— until now. Today at Cisco Partner Summit, we announce Cisco Spark™ Assistant. It is the world’s first enterprise-ready voice assistant for meetings. It will be available first on the Cisco Spark Room Series portfolio, including the new flagship Cisco Spark Room 70, which we also announce today.”

The release goes on, “Cisco Spark Assistant is the latest innovation on the Cisco Spark platform. Unlike all-purpose voice assistants, Cisco Spark Assistant has one goal: to help you have great meetings that run more smoothly. ‘During the next few years, AI meeting bots will be joining our work teams. When they do, people will be able to ditch the drudgery of meeting setup and other logistics to become more creative than ever,’ said Rowan Trollope, SVP and GM, Applications Group, Cisco. ‘The future of great meetings is Spark with AI and our partners have an incredible opportunity to help customers take advantage of this game-changing technology.’ We will release Cisco Spark Assistant in phases, starting early next year. In the first phase, a small group of customers will use select features.”

Read more at Cisco.com.

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