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This article was written in collaboration with Santeri Jussila, Head of Analytics Product Line Management at Nokia. The global artificial intelligence (AI) market is booming. Market research firm Tractica estimates annual global AI revenue to grow from $9.5 billion in 2018 to $118.6 billion by 2025. For industries that capture... Read More
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From automation and AI to digital mobility and virtual collaboration, technology is reshaping the very nature of work. As digitization and the rise of machine intelligence transform business enterprise, organizations are increasingly under pressure to redesign their workflow processes. Building on algorithms and machine learning, business leaders must now balance... Read More
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If you’re a fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones then you’re familiar with the character Missandei, the trusted advisor to Daenerys Targaryen. She could speak 19 languages, making her a valuable employee who could communicate with just about anyone in the fictional continent of Westeros. In the real... Read More
Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth wrote an excellent book on why good companies fail, called “The self-destructive habits of good companies and how to break them.” In it, I found that the average life of a company was about 14 years. Sheth believes that there are at least six significant external... Read More
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The single most frustrating thing we do on a regular basis is call customer service. But what if these automated phone systems were built to detect the tone of the caller, sense their frustration or even get the gist of the color of their language (ie. if they’re using profanities)... Read More
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From finding breaking news to tackling healthcare efficiencies, artificial intelligence (AI) is enhancing pretty well every business vertical. AI can provide appointment reminders and organize access to records among multiple healthcare professionals. Hotels have AI robots deliver extra towels to guests or serve as a virtual concierge. And financial institutions... Read More
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This article was originally published to the Nokia blog by Puneet Dhar on April 25, 2019. Delivering a better customer experience translates directly into better business results. The proof is in the numbers — and some pretty bold numbers, at that. Communication service providers (CSPs) who meet subscribers’ needs for... Read More
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Financial technologies, or FinTech, isn’t the most glamorous industry. But AI is being used to modernize archaic financial institutions by automating repetitive tasks, helping drive the adoption of mobile banking and digital transformation. Chatbots and AI assistants, in particular, represent an exciting opportunity for the world of banking. Digital agents... Read More
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Why do all tech talks all sound the same? I’ve had to listen to them since the late 1990s and they haven’t changed in terms of themes or structure. It’s often about how some major tech trend will “completely disrupt/transform/creatively destroy business as we know it”. They said that about... Read More
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This article was originally published to the Nokia Bell Labs blog by Markus Hofmann on March 25, 2019. There is something missing in the way that many are looking at what’s next for human communication. One may argue that there has always been something missing. Humans, as inherently social beings,... Read More

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