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Vonage Announces AI Acceleration Suite to Simplify and Democratize Intelligent App Development
29 Mar, 2023
Portfolio of AI-powered, Low-Code/No-Code Components Drives Business Productivity and Customer EngagementHOLMDEL, NJ - March 27, 2023 - Von age, a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, has launched the Vonage AI Acceleration Suite, a portfolio of AI-capable, low-code/no-code programmable components that speed and simplify the development of applications that deliver smarter solutions to drive business productivity and better experiences and engagements. Integrating Vonage Communications APIs for voice, video, SMS and messaging, the AI Acceleration Suite allows businesses and developers to rapidly deploy rich, omnichannel customer journeys that use the power of AI and customer data to incorporate intelligence and automation into their customer experience applications. The need for new, intelligent applications is accelerating as organizations look to enhance digital engagement for every stakeholder (customer, agent, and employee) to address each unique use case. This, coupled with an overwhelming demand for developers in an increasingly competitive landscape, has resulted in the rise of a new community of non-developers or "citizen developers," who are looking to create applications easily and quickly - or turbo charge existing applications with real-time communications and seamless digital experiences. "To meet evolving customer needs - and demand - for better ways to connect across channels of choice, enterprises today are looking for solutions that speed and simplify the development of intelligent, AI-powered customer experience applications," said Savinay Berry, EVP, Product & Engineering for Vonage. "Vonage AI Acceleration Suite enables businesses to create better outcomes and enhance productivity with AI processing and programmable solutions that are essential for developers and non-developers alike to meet this growing demand for simpler and faster methods of application development to create a better overall customer journey." The Vonage AI Acceleration Suite includes:
- AI Studio : Originally launched in September 2022, the award-winning AI Studio is a low-code/no-code solution that enables smart customer conversations in multiple languages, incorporating natural-language understanding (NLU) and machine learning (ML) capabilities using AI. Recent updates to AI Studio have expanded the scale of conversation building, with the ability to integrate with any web chat UI and to send and receive media images, video, files and more. Additional updates include a native Salesforce integration providing management of Salesforce records, while facilitating a 360-degree view of customers' history and preferences, an Audience API & UI where AI Studio integrates with additional CRM platforms in a frictionless manner, as well as live agent routing.
- Proactive Connect : Announced in March 2023, Vonage Proactive Connect enables two-way, one-to-one, personalized omnichannel conversations at scale. With a low-code dashboard interface, this highly-scalable API for bulk two-way communications across SMS, MMS, social messaging and voice channels, enables personalized customer engagement supported by auto-responses, or connected through AI Studio conversation flows, or connection to live contact center agents, creating better engagement for enhanced customer journeys.
- Meetings API: Also announced in March 2023, Vonage Meetings API delivers global, customizable video conferencing capabilities - including screen share, whiteboarding, chat, reactions, recording and more - in a low-code/no-code solution - enhancing interactions by integrating visual engagement directly into the user experience and workflows without the need for developer expertise.