Tech Talk (July 2023)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

  • Viral Nation, a social media transformation and technology company, launched Viral Nation_Empower, a multi-platform social media education, collaboration, generative artificial intelligence (AI), and brand monitoring solution. It features deep social media intellectual property embedded into the user experience, learning paths featuring content from some of today’s most recognized creators, and proprietary generative AI. Viral Nation_Empower drives, improves, and tracks employee engagement, alignment, satisfaction, and trust with brand safety monitoring and collective engagement analytics.
  • Eightfold AI, a leader in AI-powered talent intelligence, unveiled its Eightfold Talent Planningsolution, which helps organizations analyze, forecast, and future-proof their workforce by assessing skills and resourcing gaps in real time. Eightfold Talent Planning allows business leaders to understand how talent and skill trends impact the needs of their organization. Eightfold feeds this insight into its Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and Talent Flex solutions, allowing organizations to execute skills-based talent strategies at scale.
  • Explainer video platform simpleshow unveiled its new Story Generator. The custom-built feature leverages generative AI technology to automatically generate tailored explainer video scripts with just a little user input. The integrated data security features add a safety net to the system.
  • Plumm, a provider of scalable mental health solutions for businesses and their employees, launched EMMA, an AI-powered virtual assistant for mental health and personal growth support. Harnessing the power of Azure Cognitive Services and generative AI, combined with Plumm’s own advanced sentiment analysis, EMMA provides 24/7 support, encouragement, and guidance for a range of mental health concerns and personal development goals through text-based conversations. EMMA provides non-judgmental support and empathy while adhering to international legal guidelines on privacy and data protection and following internationally recognized ethical guidelines for psychological practice. EMMA is integrated directly within Microsoft Teams and Slack
Edited by Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.