Avaya is integrating cloud AI solutions from NVIDIA to enhance the Avaya Spaces app.
Avaya Spaces offers a work space where users can message, meet, share content, manage tasks and collaborate in the cloud. Announced separately by NVIDIA, the NVIDIA Maxine cloud-native streaming video AI platform features a collection of cloud-based audio, video, and conversational AI software that enhances the video conferencing user experience.
Combining NVIDIA Maxine with Avaya Spaces will enhance the user experience by removing background noise and will add virtual green screen backgrounds, where presenters can be overlaid on top of presentation content, as well as live transcriptions that can recognise and differentiate voices.
“Video communication has become an essential tool for everyone working and studying remotely,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of accelerated computing at NVIDIA. “With the NVIDIA Maxine software platform running on NVIDIA GPU computing in the cloud, Avaya Spaces customers will be able to enjoy more engaging video conferencing experiences with real-time AI features that can stream easily to millions of laptops, tablets and mobile phones.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted video from being a lightly used tool to something used by almost everyone, all day long, and this trend is likely to continue,” said Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. “A recent ZK Research work from anywhere study revealed that post-pandemic, the number of remote workers will jump from 22 percent to 40 percent and almost all ‘meetings’ will include video. While Avaya Spaces is a collaboration app that is much more than video, the AI powered capabilities built into NVIDIA Maxine create better meetings, and by teaming up with NVIDIA, Avaya can provide state of the art AI capabilities to deliver an enhanced experience to its massive install base.”
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