It has been a busy few days this week at WebexOne in Anaheim, where Cisco Systems Inc. revealed a number of new products and solutions for its conferencing and collaboration unit, including devices powered by Nvidia Corp.’s artificial intelligence engine.

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Innovation galore at WebexOne: This isn’t your father’s Webex

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Collaboration services provider Zoom Video Communications Inc. held its annual user event, Zoomtopia, this week in its home city of San Jose, California.

This has become the event for the company to set its vision for the industry and launch new products. In 2022, Zoom used the conference to boldly launch its Mail and Calendar features within the Zoom client.

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Outside the 8½-by-11 box: Five thoughts from Zoomtopia 2023

No stranger to hype, Zoom Video Communications Inc. is jumping on the generative artificial intelligence bandwagon with both feet. After introducing AI in early June for composing team chats and meeting summaries, the company on Tuesday expanded that commitment in two areas.

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Zoom launches an AI companion and introduces AI-heavy Zoom Revenue Accelerator

At the end of last month, Cisco Systems Inc. invited a small group of analysts to tour its facilities in Oslo, Norway, the home of the Cisco team responsible for its device portfolio — aka “Video Valley” — primarily used with Webex software.

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Five thoughts from the Cisco collaboration device tour

Cisco is bringing its Webex technology to the final frontier: space. Webex will be a part of the Callisto payload on the Orion spacecraft, which launches later this year on a mission called Artemis I.

Formerly known as Exploration Mission-1, this launch will be the first in a series of several complex missions focused on human exploration to the Moon and Mars.

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Cisco, Lockheed Martin and Amazon Partner to Bring Collaboration to Space