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Month: August 2023

DeltaXML improves CALS table handling to merge products

DeltaXML announced the release of new versions of their products XML Merge and DITA Merge, featuring improved handling of changes in CALS tables, as already available in XML Compare. It also adds the ability to ignore the order of columns, which means that a change in order doesn’t trigger delta markup in the result. Those used to seeing row duplications in their table results will be pleased to know that these have been dramatically reduced.

With XML Merge 11.0.0 and DITA Merge 7.0.0, this new table algorithm is included in merge products. This has added more complexity, but these products, as well as being easy to configure, produce the most rigorous and accurate comparisons. If some of the table versions have different structures, it’s necessary to select a ‘master’ table from which to create the result, which is used as the priority to determine which version to use as the master. The spans in that version are prioritised and other spans are created around them as necessary to ensure table validity. This approach helps to keep the result table as compact as possible while still representing how the table content has changed.

https://www.deltaxml.com

Duet AI for Google Workspace now available

From the Google Workspace Blog…

Today we’re making Duet AI for Google Workspace generally available, and you can get started now with a no-cost trial. … With the introduction of Duet AI, we added AI as a real-time collaborator… that can act as a coach, source of inspiration, and productivity booster — all while ensuring every user and organization has control over their data. 

… Instead of scrambling through forecasts in Sheets, P&L Docs, Monthly Business Review Slides, and reading emails from the regional sales leads, you’ll soon be able to simply ask Duet AI to do the heavy lifting with a prompt like “create a summary of Q3 performance.” Duet AI can create a whole new presentation, complete with text, charts, and images, based on your relevant content in Drive and Gmail. 

We’re putting Duet AI in Google Meet to help ensure you look and sound your best with studio look, studio lighting, and studio sound. … rolling out dynamic tiles and face detection … launching automatic translated captions for 18 languages; Meet will automatically detect when another language is spoken and display the translation in real time.

Duet AI can capture notes, action items, and video snippets in real time with the new “take notes for me” feature and it will send a summary to attendees after the meeting…

https://workspace.google.com/blog/product-announcements/duet-ai-in-workspace-now-available

Introducing ChatGPT Enterprise

From the OpenAI blog…

We’re launching ChatGPT Enterprise, which offers enterprise-grade security and privacy, unlimited higher-speed GPT-4 access, longer context windows for processing longer inputs, advanced data analysis capabilities, customization options, and much more. We believe AI can assist and elevate every aspect of our working lives and make teams more creative and productive. Today marks another step towards an AI assistant for work that helps with any task, is customized for your organization, and that protects your company data.

You own and control your business data in ChatGPT Enterprise. We do not train on your business data or conversations, and our models don’t learn from your usage. ChatGPT Enterprise is also SOC 2 compliant and all conversations are encrypted in transit and at rest. Our new admin console lets you manage team members easily and offers domain verification, SSO, and usage insights, allowing for large-scale deployment into enterprise…

ChatGPT Enterprise removes all usage caps, and performs up to two times faster. We include 32k context in Enterprise, allowing users to process four times longer inputs or files. ChatGPT Enterprise also provides unlimited access to advanced data analysis, previously known as Code Interpreter. This feature enables both technical and non-technical teams to analyze information in seconds, whether it’s for financial researchers crunching market data, marketers analyzing survey results, or data scientists debugging an ETL script. If you’re looking to tailor ChatGPT to your organization, you can use our new shared chat templates to collaborate and build common workflows. If you need to extend OpenAI into a fully custom solution for your org, our pricing includes free credits to use our API as well.

https://openai.com/blog/introducing-chatgpt-enterprise

Bloomreach announces Clarity

Bloomreach announced a conversational shopping product built for a new world of e-commerce. Using generative AI and large language models (LLMs), Bloomreach Clarity engages with shoppers to deliver personalized, product expertise straight from their favorite brands. Businesses connect these conversations directly to product catalogs, and can integrate individual conversations across channels, including website, chat, and SMS.

Bloomreach Clarity is built upon a real-time customer data engine and trained on more than a decade of commerce data. This gives it a understanding of how customers shop and how products perform globally, based on Bloomreach’s rich data and AI, and at the individual level, based on a business’s real-time data. While Clarity is showing customers relevant information and products, it’s also prioritizing what it knows they’ll actually buy. Clarity also offers control and optimizations for businesses as they introduce this conversational experience to customers, including:

  • The ability for merchandisers to combine their instinct and expertise with the speed and scale of AI
  • Real-time targeting that allows Clarity to prompt conversations based on a customer’s current journey or specific segment
  • Personalized conversations, even for unknown visitors based on browsing behavior
  • The ability to refine conversations using brand guidelines and tone of voice

https://www.bloomreach.com/en/products/clarity

Neo4j adds Vector Search within its Native Graph Database

Neo4j, a graph database and analytics company, announced that it has integrated native vector search as part of its core database capabilities. The result enables customers to achieve richer insights from semantic search and generative AI applications, and serve as long-term memory for LLMs, while reducing hallucinations.

Neo4j’s graph database can be used to create knowledge graphs, which capture and connect explicit relationships between entities, enabling AI systems to reason, infer, and retrieve relevant information effectively. The result ensures more accurate, explainable, and transparent outcomes for LLMs and other generative AI applications. By contrast, vector searches capture implicit patterns and relationships based on items with similar data characteristics, rather than exact matches, which are useful when searching for similar text or documents, making recommendations, and identifying other patterns.

This latest advancement follows from Neo4j’s recent product integration with Google Cloud’s generative AI features in Vertex AI in June, enabling users to transform unstructured data into knowledge graphs, which users can then query using natural language and ground their LLMs against factual set of patterns and criteria to prevent hallucinations.

https://neo4j.com/press-releases/neo4j-vector-search/

ElevenLabs releases Eleven Multilingual v2

ElevenLabs, a provider of voice AI software, launched a new multilingual voice generation model capable of accurately producing “emotionally rich” AI audio in nearly 30 languages. ElevenLabs also confirmed today that the platform is officially coming out of Beta.

The advancement, based on in-house research, will allow creators to produce localized audio content for international markets across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. ElevenLabs has spent the last 18 months analyzing the markers of human speech, building new mechanisms for understanding context and conveying emotions in speech generation, as well as synthesizing new, unique voices.

Regardless of whether a synthetic voice or cloned voice is being used, the speaker’s unique voice characteristics are maintained across all languages, including their original accent. This means the same voice can be used to bring content to life across 28 separate languages. Creators can use ElevenLabs’ tool to improve content accessibility for people with visual impairments or additional learning needs by supplementing visual content with speech available in multiple languages.

Supported languages include: English, Polish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Turkish, Swedish, Indonesian, Filipino, Japanese, Ukrainian, Greek, Czech, Finnish, Romanian, Danish, Bulgarian, Malay, Slovak, Croatian, Classic Arabic and Tamil. 

https://elevenlabs.io/blog/multilingualv2/

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