Stanford - Computer Forum Cisco Tech Talk

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    Gates Building Room 104, Stanford University
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  • MBA Event
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    Campus Event
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    Pacific Time

Come join us as we share a tech talk on AI at Stanford!

Tech Talk Presenters: Will Reed and Dario Cazzani

Title: Beyond Wakewords

Abstract: Wakewords offer a simple binary state for AI Assistants. The agent is either aware or not. At Cisco, our AI agent, the Webex Assistant, runs on collaboration hardware packed with sensors. We push this multi-modal sensory information through an array of deep learning models in order to understand the state of the meeting room. Is anyone there? Are they coming or going? Are they gesturing in a way that should trigger an action? This allows us to introduce proactive features that work without a wakeword, while minimizing power usage, computational load and protecting privacy. We will demo how this works and talk about where we are going next.