AI, Live Video And Your Smartphone Camera

A version of this article originally appeared on the Forbes Technology Council publication.

As I speak with business leaders from around the world, I’m continually surprised by two important realities that seem to go unnoticed and that are poised to transform the way companies engage with their customers.

First, while artificial intelligence (AI) remains a buzzword, many people are still unaware of how advanced algorithms have become.

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Thought Millennials Loved Live Video? Here Comes GenZ.

A version of this article originally appeared on the blog publication “In Context,” by Nexmo, The Vonage API Platform. The OpenTok Live Video API is now part of Nexmo.

In 2017, IDC released estimates that the value of the North American Video platform market will reach $7B by 2022. That would be a 140% compound annual growth rate from what today is still a fairly early stage market. Positioning Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, to compete and win as a leading CPaaS offering in such a fast-growing market was the biggest factor in the decision to purchase TokBox.

We listed three factors that are enabling this growth:

  • Powerful endpoints everywhere – smartphones, tablets and PCs – with high-quality camera and audio capabilities built in
  • The emergence of WebRTC as the video standard that makes it easy for millions of developers around the world to integrate video into their apps
  • Ready access to high quality, high speed broadband through wifi in our homes, workplaces, and public spaces, with 4G or LTE pretty much everywhere else.
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How to Launch Video Meetings in Slack with the TokBox App

A version of this article originally appeared on the blog publication “In Context,” by Nexmo, The Vonage API Platform. The OpenTok Live Video API is now part of Nexmo.

Slack is a popular workplace collaboration tool that has an estimated 10+ million daily active users. With so many people using Slack, including those within our own developer community, bringing our customizable live video experience with the TokBox-Slack integration app was a natural progression. Elevating the developer experience is at the forefront of everything we do, from our developer center to our Live Video API, the OpenTok platform.

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Vonage Study Reveals Live Video’s Shift from Social to Business Use

We’re proud to announce the latest results of our live video communications report, “Video Chatterbox Nation” – now published here.

We gathered research over the past six years and compared it with the results of our study from this past summer, to get a closer look at the changing behaviors of American audiences towards live video and the role it now plays in their daily life.

Today, 1 in 3 people live video chat at least once a week

Every year people become more comfortable using technology in nearly every area of their life. And live video is no different. Live video communication grows in popularity every year, with many businesses moving faster to accommodate consumer demand. Businesses across different industries are using live video communications to help their consumers do things like schedule physician consultations, bank online, or study in a virtual classroom.

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Top 10 Uses of Live Video in Modern eLearning Platforms

eLearning with Live Video

TokBox has recently published a range of eLearning white papers and short guides on the topics of AI in Education, Tutoring, Proctoring, Virtual Classrooms and Robots. Click links to download.

We are inspired by our many customers who are working in many different ways to enhance eLearning applications with the power of live video, bringing educational opportunities to broad global audiences with richer student experiences. TokBox is very pleased to to invite John Leh to author this guest blog on video use cases for eLearning. John is CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning with decades of experience with learning management systems and eLearning approaches. He is also “fiercely independent” and all opinions expressed in this article are his own. Welcome, John!

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How Live Video is underwriting Insurtech Growth

Live Video and Insurtech

Live Video is a key capability within Insurtech apps that are disrupting the insurance industry. In this blog you will learn more about Insurtech and the role of Live Video in Insurance applications.

TokBox attended the excellent InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas on October 3-4, 2017. If you were not able to talk to us there, please contact us to discuss your Insurance use cases. You can also download our Insurance Datasheet for more information about our platform.

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