In this episode of the My TechDecisions Podcast, Associate Editor Zachary Comeau speaks with Chris Thorson, senior director of global solutions marketing at conference hardware provider Poly.
Many workers are still working out of their homes, but that won’t last forever. Some employees will have to return to the office in a hybrid work environment, and that means conference rooms and huddle rooms will once again be occupied.However, there’s now a greater emphasis on minimizing points of contact due to COVID-19. That’s where virtual assistants can step in and provide that contactless experience to help keep people healthy.
Virtual assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant and others are becoming a larger part of our conferencing experiences as they become more integrated into devices and video applications at a rapid clip.
Poly, along with other hardware companies like Logitech, have integrated virtual assistants like Aexa and Cortana into their devices, while software providers like Lifesize and Microsoft have integrated these digital employees into unified communication applications.
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