Cisco presents world’s first AI-powered voice assistant for meetings

Cisco Spark with AIBusiness technology major Cisco announced the world’s first AI-powered voice assistants for meetings — at Cisco Partner Summit.

Cisco Spark Assistant is the world’s first enterprise-ready voice assistant for meetings. Cisco will be offering this first on the Cisco Spark Room Series portfolio, including the new flagship Cisco Spark Room 70 – part of part of the Cisco Spark Room Series.

“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.

Cisco will release Cisco Spark Assistant in phases, starting early next year. In the first phase, a small group of customers will use select features.

Cisco Spark Assistant will use feedback from this trial to make itself smarter. Eventually it will be able to do much more; for example, it will be able to assign action items and create meeting summaries.

Cisco Spark Assistant will first be available on the new Cisco Spark Room 70, which replaces one of its top-selling video systems, the MX800. Cisco Spark Assistant will also be available across all Cisco Spark clients and hardware devices over time.

Cisco Spark Room 70 features

# 70″ 4K screens. We offer both single and dual screen models.
# industrial design and great audio and video.
# Quad 5k cameras packed double the cameras into half the space compared to MX800
# Register the system on the premises or to Cisco Spark through the Cisco Collaboration Cloud
# NVIDIA Jetson platform

“Cisco Spark Assistant adds a lot of value to the meeting room experience, and will ultimately enable WWT to tap its extensive software and app development capability to customize applications and use cases for enterprises,” said Joe Berger, Collaboration Practice Director, World Wide Technology, Inc.

Viju uses Cisco’s Spark Assistant to expand the use of meeting rooms by enhancing the experience with the Spark Assistant AI functionality.

“We now can provide a familiar voice-activated technology that many consumers are already using in their homes into our enterprise customers and enhance their meeting experiences. Combined with the Cisco Spark Room 70product, we see significant opportunities in simplifying collaboration experiences utilizing Cisco’s video and Spark-enabled devices,” said Jim de Poortere, CEO of Viju.

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