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Thursday, February 23, 2017

World’s Smartest Active Virtual Meeting Assistant | Ricoh

"Our Ricoh Cognitive Whiteboard transforms your meetings and actively supports your people by using IBM’s new advanced cognitive and speech recognition technology. IBM Watson responds to voice commands, manages your agenda, takes notes and actions, and even translates into other languages." says Ricoh.

The Ricoh Cognitive Whiteboard featuring IBM Watson technology


Run Meetings More Effectively with the Ricoh Cognitive Whiteboard

Collaborative workforces are at the heart of any successful business. But as business grow and teams become separated, remote meetings become ever harder to manage. Poor phone connections, language barriers, and not being able to easily visualise new concepts can all ruin a pitch or an evolving idea.

Imagine being able to build ideas together in the same virtual meeting by talking, drawing and annotating ideas even if you don’t speak the same language.

Ricoh’s new Cognitive Whiteboards will transform your virtual meeting, connecting remote devices, supporting employees with seamless integration whilst IBM’s ground breaking artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology translates so that everyone can understand the meeting, wherever they are...

Harriet Green, GM, Watson Internet of Things, Commerce & Education and Mona Abutaleb, SVP of Services, Ricoh Americas with the cognitive-enabled interactive whiteboard.

Ricoh has partnered with IBM to create a Cognitive Whiteboard that won’t be just a screen, but an active meeting participant. This new technology has a capability for learning that will enable a range of more complex smart meeting support features in the future.  

Key features & benefits
  • Easy-to-join meetings: With the swipe of a badge the Intelligent Workplace Solution can log attendance and track key agenda items to ensure all key topics are discussed
  • Simple, global voice control of meetings: Once a meeting begins, any employee, whether in-person or located remotely in another country, can easily control what’s on the screen, including advancing slides, all through simple voice commands
  • Ability to capture side discussions: During a meeting, team members can also hold side conversations that are displayed on the same Ricoh interactive whiteboard
  • Translation of the meeting into another language: The Cognitive Whiteboard can translate speakers’ words into several other languages and display them on screen or in transcript
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Source: Ricoh and ricoheurope Channel (youTube)


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