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Seeed Studio Joins NVIDIA Metropolis Help Accelerate Edge AI Across Industries

Seeed Studio | August 25, 2022 | Read time : 02:50 min

Seeed Studio
Seeed Studio, a provider of AIoT Hardware Service Platform, today announced it has joined NVIDIA Metropolis, a partner program focused on bringing to market a new generation of vision AI applications. NVIDIA Metropolis nurtures a rich ecosystem and offers powerful developer tools to supercharge vision AI applications that are designed to make the world's most important spaces and operations safer and more efficient.

Seeed is a reseller of NVIDIA embedded systems and a member of the NVIDIA Jetson ecosystem for edge AI. The company offers NVIDIA Jetson module powered full system and carrier boards, integrating software into AI solutions spanning many industries. Offering a one-stop product experience, Seeed speeds time to market for customers by handling all licensing, integration, manufacturing, fulfillment, and distribution.

Seeed offers the following products and service benefits to AI enterprises that are wishing to take the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform from pilot to production. If interested, please sign up using this form.

  • 1 pc reComputer J1010 powered by Jetson Nano module;
  • 1 pc J202 carrier board for Jetson Nano/Xavier NX;
  • Free custom image-flashing services for 1 pcs reComputer.

NVIDIA Metropolis makes it easier and more cost effective for enterprises, governments, and integration partners to use world-class AI-enabled solutions to improve critical operational efficiency and safety problems. The NVIDIA Metropolis ecosystem contains a large and growing breadth of members who are investing in the most advanced AI techniques and most efficient deployment platforms, and using an enterprise-class approach to their solutions. Members can gain early access to NVIDIA platform updates to further enhance and accelerate their AI application development efforts. Further, the program offers the opportunity for members to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organizations.

"It's a great honor to join NVIDIA Metropolis. "We look forward very much to seeing more AIoT solutions scaling up to bring digital transformation to different business sectors."

Eric Pan, Founder and CEO at Seeed

About Seeed Studio
Seeed Studio has been serving the global developer community since 2008, by providing open technology and agile manufacturing services, with the mission to make hardware more accessible and lower the threshold for hardware innovation. With Shenzhen's vast resources, and trusted technology and distribution partners around the world, Seeed strives to be the most integrated platform for creating hardware solutions for IoT and edge AI applications.

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Mindtickle | December 07, 2022

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We are helping customers solve problems with sales onboarding, product launches, competency gauging, upskilling, and more. All of these things will have a positive effect on call revenue, net promoter scores, and client service costs. Under Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOW™ framework, this partnership will focus on leveraging next-generation technologies to deliver disruptive solutions today, further enable digital transformation, and meet the evolving and dynamic needs of our customers.” Birendra Sen, Head of Business Process Services at Tech Mahindra Mindtickle’s sales enablement, conversational intelligence, content management, and sales coaching solutions, coupled with Tech Mahindra’s track record of success in delivering best-in-class connected customer-centric information technology experience, will help clients achieve differentiated business outcomes. The joint solution will modernize sales enablement, leveraging conversational AI, gamification, and skills-based learning to improve efficiency and drive results for sales leaders, enablement, and revenue operations teams as well as other functions across the enterprise. The joint solution is expected to be of considerable value to companies in industries such as high tech, life sciences, financial services, communication, media, and entertainment. Gopkiran Rao, Chief Strategy Officer, Mindtickle, said, “We're pleased to partner with Tech Mahindra and are confident its formidable portfolio of integrated solutions, analytics, process consulting, and outsourced operations will be of significant value to our global customers across industry verticals. The Mindtickle team is excited to create a significant impact on front-office effectiveness in these organizations.” Together, Mindtickle and Tech Mahindra will provide organizations with industry blueprints for different functional areas and powerful capabilities that span change management, technology, and process management, business analytics, and reporting. Joint solutions will include rapid-start program templates for onboarding, training, and AI-driven field coaching. Collectively, these capabilities will accelerate the speed to competency for employees, reducing expenses and boosting the bottom line. About Tech Mahindra Tech Mahindra offers innovative and customer-centric digital experiences, enabling enterprises, associates and the society to Rise. We are a USD 6 billion organization with 163,000+ professionals across 90 countries helping 1279 global customers, including Fortune 500 companies. We are focused on leveraging next-generation technologies including 5G, Blockchain, Metaverse, Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and more, to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers. Tech Mahindra is the only Indian company in the world to receive the HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta Seal for its commitment to creating a sustainable future. We are the fastest growing brand in ‘brand strength’ and amongst the top 7 IT brands globally. With the NXT.NOW™ framework, Tech Mahindra aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’ for our ecosystem and drive collaborative disruption with synergies arising from a robust portfolio of companies. Tech Mahindra aims at delivering tomorrow’s experiences today and believes that the ‘Future is Now’. We are part of the Mahindra Group, founded in 1945, one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. 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Vonage Launches AI Studio

Vonage | September 16, 2022

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Vonage AI Studio also incorporates machine-learning models that adapt by using higher-performing messages - for example, during high call volumes, for even greater efficiency. These AI conversational capabilities enhance interactions by enabling frictionless customer engagement wherever customers are, without losing context and insights. This drives a personalized customer journey across voice and messaging channels while creating and deploying end-to-end conversations in real-time. Vonage customer Ronlight, the sole distributor of Garmin products in Israel, leveraged AI Studio to create a virtual assistant within its contact center environment to automate and scale, improving efficiency, costs and overall customer engagement: "We created our virtual assistant, Ron, using Vonage's AI Studio and it has made all the difference in managing call traffic in our call center," said Avishay Pariz, CEO for Ronlight. 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This creates more intelligent communications channels - from inception to completion - removing the need for low-level AI integration, and simplifies the creation process for developers and non-developers alike - while accelerating time to value. Those businesses that prefer not to build their own conversational AI solution can take advantage of Vonage's AI expertise with a la carte services or a complete Virtual Assistant package. These services provide a turnkey, customized solution and user experience that includes setup, monitoring and/or billing across multiple vendors. "Today's businesses need to engage with customers across all modes of communication, seamlessly moving among channels and maintaining meaningful connections through every stage of the customer journey," said Savinay Berry, Executive Vice President, Product & Engineering for Vonage. "We've already seen how our customers are benefiting from the power of AI Studio capabilities by deploying AI Virtual Assistant within our unified communications and contact center solutions. With the launch of Vonage AI Studio as a standalone product, we are putting conversational building blocks right into our customers hands, powering automated messaging and speech-enabled applications that free up agents while providing their own customers with a personalized experience at every touchpoint." Building a Stronger Partner Ecosystem In addition to providing enterprise businesses with the tools to build smart engagement solutions, AI Studio also provides a unique opportunity for the Vonage API partner ecosystem. Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can accelerate their development cycles to build competitive enterprise-grade virtual agents on any channels, and Systems Integrators (SIs) can offer differentiated service packages to businesses. Native to the Vonage Communications Platform, AI Studio gives these Vonage partners the ability to augment their existing platforms and offerings to provide their own customers with custom integrations into CRM, contact center, analytics and more. "Today's consumer demands the ability to connect and communicate with businesses easily, seamlessly and across the same apps and channels they rely on in their personal lives," said Jim Lundy, Founder and CEO of Aragon Research. "Similarly, businesses need the tools that enable them to easily create these kinds of meaningful connections, augmented by AI capabilities to add efficiencies to workflows and using natural language that doesn't take away from the customer experience. With AI Studio, Vonage is providing businesses across all market categories with the technology and expertise to understand and address their customers needs faster by making applications smarter and more intuitive." About Vonage Vonage, a global cloud communications leader, helps businesses accelerate their digital transformation. Vonage's Communications Platform is fully programmable and allows for the integration of Video, Voice, Chat, Messaging, AI and Verification into existing products, workflows and systems. The Vonage conversational commerce application enables businesses to create AI-powered omnichannel experiences that boost sales and increase customer satisfaction. Vonage's fully programmable unified communications, contact center and conversational commerce applications are built from the Vonage platform and enable companies to transform how they communicate and operate from the office or remotely - providing the flexibility required to create meaningful engagements.

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Persado Unveils Motivation AI for Martech Partners

Persado | October 06, 2022

Persado, the Motivation Artificial Intelligence (AI) company that drives personalized communications at scale, announced its Motivation AI API, which gives partners access to the industry’s only transformer model that has been trained for over a decade on more than 100 billion digital impressions and consumer communications. The Persado Motivation AI Platform produces behavior-driving language to increase customer engagement and business results—generating more than $1.5B in incremental revenue for top brands using Persado. Through Persado’s API, partners can deliver the benefits and insights of consumer motivation without significant investment and time. Timed with the API debut, Persado has named Rob Kramer SVP of Partnerships to spearhead the company’s partner program and integrations. Email service providers (ESPs) and other marketing technology providers excel at distributing marketing messages across channels and touchpoints but struggle to enable customers to break through the digital noise to communicate effectively with target consumers. Where other AI solutions address the challenge with language generation, Persado provides the only AI solution based on a transformer model fully connected and pre-trained on behavioral data. The Persado Platform does not simply generate natural language; it also selects the words that will drive action across email, search, social, web, and other customer communications. “Delivering content that resonates with a consumer’s purchasing habits and emotional drivers is the only way to both cultivate meaningful brand experiences and measurably increase revenue. “Our Motivation AI API bridges the gap between consumer understanding and effective content generation—giving partners use of relevant, personalized data to develop compelling language and communications that inspire action across channels. Partners also gain unique analytics that unearth the language that most drives behavior at every stage of the customer journey.” Assaf Baciu, co-founder and COO, Persado Partners benefit from Persado’s advanced AI and machine learning technology trained on brand communications across verticals including retail, banking, insurance, healthcare, and travel & hospitality. The Platform’s decisioning engine delivers the precise language that motivates every individual to engage and act, driving unprecedented revenue lift. The Motivation AI API leverages the Persado Customer Motivation Knowledge Base, tapping into a vast dataset, comprised of: 100B+ digital language impressions; 1.2B annual consumer interactions with brands; and a growing collection of 15.5M unique messages. New SVP of Partnerships Invites Beta Participants Demonstrating commitment to the company’s partnerships, Persado has hired digital marketing and channel program veteran Robert Kramer as Senior Vice President of Partnerships. Kramer will lead a growing global program that empowers technology partners to leverage the hyper-personalized, behavior-driving language available in the Persado Motivation AI Platform. “Our Motivation AI API grants martech partners direct access to the world’s only transformer model designed specifically for enterprise communications,” said Robert Kramer, Senior Vice President of Partnerships, Persado. “By opening access to this model, our partners gain the flexibility and customization to design simple widgets or more robust interfaces, along with creative ways to leverage real-time content generation without leaving their own platform.” Persado invites customer-obsessed martech leaders to register for the private beta. To learn more about the API and its capabilities, visit persado.com/motivation-ai-api. About Persado Persado provides the only Motivation AI platform that enables personalized communications at scale, inspiring each individual to engage and act. Many of the world’s largest brands, including Ally Bank, Dropbox, JPMorgan Chase, Marks & Spencer, and Verizon, rely on Persado to generate hyper-personalized communications. Persado AI and machine learning technology is trained on more than 100 billion digital language impressions across industries, enabling marketers to motivate customers, generating powerful, on-brand content and communications, and drive tectonic value.

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