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Last Week in Conversational AI
Google's Bard AI chatbot can now respond to questions in real-time, allowing users to see answers as they're being generated. Users can switch between "Respond in real-time" and "Respond when complete" options. If you don't like the response, there's a "Skip response" button to stop Bard mid-sentence and type a new question or regenerate its response. Other updates include seeing uploaded images in shared conversations and Bard summarizing more emails at once in Gmail. Google claims Bard can "better understand" when you need the latest emails. Read More
Janover Inc (NASDAQ: JNVR) has expanded its AI platform with autonomous agents for generating leads and engaging customers in real estate finance. They've also launched chat.janover.co, an AI chatbot interface for business development. This AI can interact through various channels, facilitating conversations on real estate finance and SBA lending. It's designed to answer questions, provide resources, and improve sales closure rates. These enhancements aim to create a denser network quickly and impact how commercial loan transactions occur in the U.S. Read More
Eve, an AI-powered platform designed to streamline legal tasks like document review, case analysis, client intake, and research, has emerged from stealth with $14 million in funding from Lightspeed Ventures and Menlo Ventures. The platform is designed to automate "low-value" tasks in the legal profession and can be customized for specific practice areas and applications. Eve is one of several AI assistant products emerging in the legal market, but it faces the challenge of convincing firms to embrace the technology. So far, it has attracted over a dozen firms with hundreds of lawyers using its services. Read More
Amazon has introduced "Explore with Alexa," a new feature that allows kids to engage in kid-friendly conversations with Alexa, powered by generative AI. This feature provides safe and educational interactions with Alexa, focusing on fun facts and trivia questions suitable for children. The content comes from trusted sources and is pre-reviewed to ensure safety. The goal is to encourage learning and make the interaction more interactive, with Alexa asking kids questions as well. This feature is part of Amazon Kids+ and includes safety measures to protect kids. It is currently available in English but may expand in the future. Read More