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The 2023 CICS Forrester Wave™ Is Live, And Competition Is Fierce

Christina McAllister August 16, 2023
Our first-time evaluation of this dynamic market, The Forrester Wave™: Conversation Intelligence For Customer Service, Q3 2023, is now live! We looked at the top 11 vendors in this market today and evaluated them across 32 criteria. Forrester defines conversation intelligence for customer service (CICS) as: Software solutions that analyze speech and text conversations between […]

Google’s Virtual Assistant Plans Signal A Market Shift In Conversational AI

Michele Goetz April 5, 2023
Learn why recent news about Google virtual assistant signals a tipping point for large language model users.

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Great Solutions Compete For The Best Mobile Innovation For Accessibility And Inclusion Award

Karine Cardona-Smits January 28, 2022
I have been part of the Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO) jury for several years and have each year discovered inspirational competitors. This year, I judged one of the Tech4Good categories, and I found it particularly difficult to come to a final ranking. The three finalists illustrate perfectly how technology can be a powerful driver for […]

COVID-19 Stokes The Chatbot Hype In Financial Services

Aurelie L'Hostis September 18, 2020
COVID-19 and its associated containment measures are accelerating digital transformation and automation in financial services. Customer service has been under enormous pressure, and financial services firms such as Nationwide Building Society in the UK and the Royal Bank of Canada have launched chatbots to deal with the unusually high volume of requests. However, digital teams […]

Rumors Of An Arm-Based Mac Signal The Rise Of Ambient PCs

Frank Gillett June 18, 2020
Will Apple announce plans for an Arm-based Mac computer at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference? VP Frank Gillett provides his analysis.

Smart Audio: What Tech Innovations In Sound Will Fuel New Experiences?

Frank Gillett June 9, 2020
Audio experiences are getting an upgrade. We’re used to great audio for music, videos, and calls. Now, many of us talk to virtual assistants on our smartphone and increasingly on smart speakers (clients, see “Forrester Infographic: The State Of Voice Assistants, 2019“). Tech companies are using improved microphones, computing, and artificial intelligence to create conversational […]

Starting Research On Ambient Technologies And Experiences

Frank Gillett May 28, 2020
New research at Forrester will look into how ambient technologies that extend into our physical context could impact customer and employee experiences.

Getting Chatty With Bixby (Samsung’s Intelligent Agent)

Jeffrey Hammond November 8, 2019
(With Julie Ask) Last week, Samsung hosted its annual Developer Conference in San Jose, California. Developers sampled the company’s latest offerings for mobile app and web development, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence. Forrester clients may not be familiar with Samsung’s intelligent agent Bixby, but it’s primed to put other better-known agents such as […]