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Industry News Digest: Tour Guide From Cerence and Smart Health Companion From PatchAi
Originally published on Voice UI.
Italian startup PatchAi developed a healthcare assistant for cancer patients
Healthcare giant Roche collaborated with Italian digital health tech startup PatchAi to debut a virtual assistant. The new healthcare assistant will engage with cancer patients and improve care. Available on iOS and Android, the PatchAi for Smart Health Companion (SHC) features a chatbot app, designed to encourage proper self-care and gather relevant data that doctors can peruse for more personalized treatment. Via Voicebot.ai.
Cerence’s virtual tour guide transforms road trips
Cerence introduced a new AI-powered application for automotive assistants called Tour Guide. The new app combines core neural network-based, multi-lingual text-to-speech technologies with high-quality travel content from a curated ecosystem of partners, bringing professional, guided tour content directly into the car. Via Yahoo Finance.
Amazon plans Echo Smart Speaker to embed into walls
Amazon is reportedly developing a new Echo device with a large touchscreen that can be embedded into the wall. According to people familiar with the plans, the device will come with the Alexa voice assistant and microphones, and a camera and will operate as a smart home control panel, video chat device, and media player, showing users upcoming calendar events, controlling lights, and locks, and playing music and video. Via Bloomberg.
Twitter tests voice DM feature in India
Twitter rolled out a new voice messaging feature for direct messages on its microblogging platform. The feature will be rolled out in a phased manner for all its users in India, Japan, and Brazil. Via Financial Express.