- Create multilingual websites or apps: Users can create and manage content in multiple languages and for multiple locales.
- Personalize and localize content: Users are able to customize messages and content delivered to each target audience taking into account their language and geographical location.
- Set up efficient publishing workflows: Through integrations with the Draft & Publish system and the Role Based Access Control feature, users can manage editing and publishing permissions per locales in their admin panel.
- API evolution: New API to let the users fetch content by locale.
SoundHound Inc., a provider of voice AI and conversational intelligence technologies, has announced the expansion of its Houndify Voice AI platform to 22 languages. Now, developers employing Houndify can add conversational intelligence to their products and services for users across the globe. The company also announced plans to add over 100 languages and variations as part of its commitment to provide the most comprehensive voice AI solution to brands and users everywhere. Companies seeking to create omnichannel voice experiences can now access the majority of the languages their customers speak, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Indian-accented English, German, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, and more.
Houndify’s voice recognition is the result of a combination of Speech-to-Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding technologies. Advancements in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) enable the Houndify Voice AI platform to track speech in real-time, understanding the meaning even before the user has finished speaking and delivering the smartest voice experience possible. Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit Houndify.com to register for a free account or visit our blog.
Qumu Corporation, a provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, announced the development and release of its live captioning capabilities. The new release of Qumu Cloud provides artificial intelligence (AI)-based translation of voice to on-screen captions for video viewers. Developed by Qumu’s cloud engineering team, it is available to all Qumu customers and included in the license subscription.
Qumu’s new live captioning is designed from the ground up to enable reliable, scalable hosting of virtual events of any size. The feature is currently available in two languages, English and Japanese, with the plan to quickly expand to additional languages. Qumu’s on-demand, or asynchronous, captioning remains available in over 25 languages. Qumu’s live captioning is immediately available as part of the Qumu offering, without the need to upgrade or add on services. To maintain top standards, Qumu is working closely with customers, including a national pharmacy and COVID-19 vaccine administer, to improve the accuracy, viewing and user experience with multiple upgrades planned throughout the year.
Google announced the availability of the latest releases of their Document (Doc) AI platform, Lending DocAI and Procurement DocAI. Most companies are still manually entering data and reliant on guesswork to make sense of it all as the volume and variety of data explodes. Organizations are also leaving heaps of value on the table in the form of new and better customer experiences that can be unlocked with artificial intelligence (AI) applied to documents. The DocAI platform, based on Google’s AI expertise, bring powerful and useful solutions to these challenges. Under the hood are Google’s technologies:
- Computer vision (including OCR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) that creates pre-trained models for high-value, high-volume documents.
- Google Knowledge Graph to validate and enhance the fields in your documents.
- Training and creation of your own custom document models.
- Human interaction with AI to ensure accuracy where needed.
The new specialized parsers for Lending and Procurement DocAI can be used alongside our existing AutoML Text & Document Classification and AutoML Document Extraction services. Next up is the general availability of Human-in-the-Loop AI, a new DocAI feature that will help companies achieve higher document processing accuracy with the assurance of human review.
Moz, Inc., provider of search engine optimization technology, announced the launch of a Performance Metrics suite, a new beta feature within the Site Crawl toolset in Moz Pro. The Performance Metrics suite saves Moz Pro customers time with the ability to analyze thousands of URLs of their choosing directly within their SEO platform. The new feature also provides insights on how to improve overall on-site user experience.
The launch comes ahead of Google’s planned algorithm changes. Beginning this summer, ranking factors will include a new signal called “Page Experience,” incorporating Core Web Vitals, in addition to basic search signals. Core Web Vitals are a subset of factors that Google considers important in a page’s overall user experience in relation to a site’s loading speed, interactivity and stability. The Performance Metrics beta pulls in all Core Web Vitals using Google’s Lighthouse API, as well as additional performance metrics that can improve the page experience for end users. Customers are able to:
- Analyze thousands of pages in bulk per month
- Compare mobile versus desktop performance scores
- View performance data alongside additional search data
- Understand opportunities for performance improvement
- Receive insights from Moz‘s Search Scientists on how to fix issues and why they matter
Widen, maker of digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) software, and 1WorldSync, a provider of omnichannel product content solutions, announced the formation of an image capture partnership. Snap36, a recent acquisition of 1WorldSync focused on 360° product experiences, will serve as Widen’s partner for DAM and PIM clients who need 360° spin imagery to provide 3D experiences for e-commerce. The partnership will enable B2B and B2C brands to rapidly create, upload, tag, and publish 360° imagery.
Snap36’s physical-to-digital content creation process that leverages robotic equipment and workflow software. The resulting “spinset” of 24 to 92 images creates a flip-book effect as the shopper rotates the image. It also can capture the motion of an object like an opening car door or reclining chair.
360° spinsets can be added to Widen’s DAM+PIM system, the Widen Collective, where product data, marketing content, and digital assets are assembled before being listed on e-commerce platforms. The Collective natively supports 360° images, meaning that brands do not require additional tools. Clients that use the 1WorldSync Item Management platform for syndication to retailers and distributors can pull 360° product images and other digital assets directly from the Collective by simply providing URLs that point to the Collective.
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Kentico Kontent, provider of a headless CMS, announced the launch of their new user interface and other improvements that help both global and regional teams in enterprise organizations to effectively manage their content. The streamlined user interface and other updates create an authoring environment that frees enterprise content teams to execute their content operations faster and with a minimal learning curve.
The Kontent team has also released their Collections feature that lets enterprises manage all their content in a single repository while maintaining control over which users can access each type of content. Using this new feature, teams can share content items across departments, websites, and experiences to ensure consistency and eliminate error-prone duplication that reduces efficiency and frustrates many enterprise content teams.
Collabware, a provider of information governance automation software, announced the release of three distinct products under the Collabspace brand. The content management cloud service has segmented into tiers to provide focused and advanced features for secure archiving, accurate search, and compliant records management; named: Collabspace ARCHIVE, Collabspace DISCOVERY, and Collabspace CONTINUUM. Collabspace connects to and streams all content sources together within a data lake archive to bring control and visibility to an organization’s structured and unstructured data assets.
- Collabspace ARCHIVE supports cross-system data access, auditing, recovery, and search. Electronic files and email content are transparently and automatically archived into a data lake while keeping content fully available and searchable.
- Collabspace DISCOVERY automatically indexes all data to enable search capabilities, also revealing dark and hidden data, also useful for processing Freedom of Information (FOI) or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requests.
- Collabspace CONTINUUM automates records activities to meet your legislative and regulatory compliance requirements. Files are also auto-categorized to a file plan so proper retention policies can be applied.
Collabspace pricing starts from $600 per compute segment, per month and is billed annually (with volume discounts available). One compute segment equates to 1TB of data (approximately 5 million items @ 200KB each).