By the end of 2022 it will be possible to have a virtual assistant in the office with which to interact through language instead of with a mouse or touch screen. This is what the Apulian company ‘The Digital Box’ announces which has created “the first smart speaker for companies equipped with a three-dimensional hologram that shows the assistant in the form of an avatar with human features, customizable from the dedicated app, and which uses the ‘artificial intelligence to act in a logical sense with respect to what is asked of it, the tone of voice or the facial expression of the people with whom it interacts: the voice device with artificial intelligence is able to organize meetings and manage documents in real time ” .
“Smart speakers like Google Home or Alexa are increasingly part of our daily life and my prediction is that within 10 years we will talk to 70% of all technological devices”, says Roberto Calculli, founder and CEO of ‘The Digital Box ‘which is based in Gravina in Puglia (Bari). “We have decided – he continues – to make the advantages of a smart speaker equipped with artificial intelligence available to companies by developing our own device with Italian hardware and design, a proprietary and quadraphonic audio-conferencing system that connects to all company platforms.
Thanks to the Algho Artificial Intelligence platform, developed by the engineers of our subsidiary QuestIT, we will make the organization of virtual meetings simple and immediate through voice commands and, above all, the retrieval and presentation of company documents “. ‘The Digital Box’ has raised 3.5 million euros so far, in terms of financing, contribution and investment. “The market for Intelligent Virtual Assistants – says Michele Cocondi, project director – is already worth three billion euros, of which over 30% for virtual assistants on smart speaker. A market that will exceed 35 billion by 2027 “.
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