Tech Talk (May 2023)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

  • Cisco unveiled new purpose-built Webex artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that deliver hybrid work experiences. New features include cinematic meetings (cameras use voice and facial recognition to automatically switch views to capture the best angle of the active speaker), smart re-lighting, an automatic “be right back” update when a user steps away from the meeting, and automated chat summaries.
  • Sendsteps, an interactive presentation platform, launched its first AI-powered interactive presentation tool. can generate presentations with engagement features such as voting, live Q&A, and word clouds 10x faster. Users provide their topic, audience, language, and length, and does the rest, including adding interactive elements throughout the presentation.
Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. 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.