We’re excited to share that Gartner has recognized Google as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Conversational AI Platforms, authored by Bern Elliot and Gabriele Rigon.
We believe this recognition is a testament to Google Cloud’s robust investments and commitment to innovation in AI, coupled with a deep understanding of enterprise customer needs. Enterprises are increasingly investing in AI-driven solutions that balance addressing customer expectations with operational efficiency. At a time when the demand for quality, performant, and trustworthy conversational AI has never been higher, we’re thrilled to continue to deliver best-in-class technologies, purpose-built to solve our customers’ most critical use cases.
In 2022, Google Cloud delivered cutting-edge conversational AI technologies with many launches to our Conversational AI API portfolio. Together, these enabled developers to leverage Google’s technologies to power their applications with our end-to-endContact Center AI(CCAI) suite, designed to solve the needs of Customer Experience (CX) and contact center leaders.
Google Cloud’s Conversational AI APIs include pre-trained models for Speech to Text, Text to Speech and Natural Language Understanding. This conversational AI core leverages Google Research’s technology for speech, understanding and interaction, enabling and orchestrating high-quality conversational experiences at scale.
With Contact Center AI, organizations see improved customer satisfaction, higher agent productivity and reduced costs through increased agent efficiency. By focusing on user needs, Google Cloud provides comprehensive and integrated solutions that are ready for the enterprise. CCAI encompasses a comprehensive set of offerings to address the needs of the contact center.
In 2022, we launched Contact Center AI Platform, our AI-first, mobile-first, user-first contact center as a service (CCaaS), providing AI-powered experiences, CRM-centered design and deployment flexibility in a single platform without the need for multiple providers. Contact Center AI Platform auto-scales on the backend, with capacity for up to 100k concurrent users on a single tenant. It also offers multi-provider voice resiliency with global low-latency routing for best possible call quality and is optimized for enhanced customer/business data security, reduced downtime, and increased agent productivity. Segra, one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S., is leveraging CCAI Platform to reimagine their customer experience through predictive flows for common experiences and greatly expanding their channels for customer interaction.
CCAI also includes Dialogflow for building virtual agents, enabling businesses to meet their customers across multiple channels. It offers robust, flexible self-service voice and chat interactions that are just as natural as a live agent. Dialogflow enables both a great customer experience and a cost-effective way to scale services.
Our Agent Assist service gives businesses the ability to transition a call from a virtual agent to a human agent while maintaining context. It efficiently guides the agent to an accurate response, while providing real-time suggestions, more accurate responses and informed recommendations.
To improve contact center operations, CCAI Insights analyzes all customer conversations to provide leaders with real-time, actionable data points on customer queries, agent performance, and sentiment trends. Its topic modeling capabilities enable deeper understanding of key investment areas and greater classification accuracy.
To ensure our enterprise customers deploying CCAI realize value faster, Google Cloud offers CCAI through three defined transformation stages with out-of-the-box packages. The first stage starts with efficiency basics in the first week that include transcription and summarization. The second stage covers automation basics within six months using Agent Assist and Insights. The final stage is full automation within a year with industry use cases and pre-built components. All of this leads to higher agent efficiency, improved customer satisfaction and increased containment.
As we look forward to the rest of 2023 and beyond, elevating the customer experience through user-first design, AI-first capabilities and accelerating time-to-value will be our north star. We plan to announce exciting new capabilities over the next few months to enable that vision to become a reality for many more organizations.
We are honored to be a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Conversational AI Platforms, and look forward to continuing to innovate and partner with customers on their digital transformation journeys.
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By: Yariv Adan (Director, Cloud Conversational AI)
Originally published at Google Cloud Blog