March 2020

Coronabot For Everyone To Use

The English Coronabot was launched on March 19 following the success of its Estonian version. During the first 5 days the Estonian chatbot gave info on COVID-19 to 4,000 users. Indrek Vainu, CEO of AlphaBlues, emphasized the importance of reliable automated communication in the midst of a crisis. “On a daily basis we build chatbots to automate communication. During the past few days we’ve seen an increase in the need for having easy access to truthful information. Therefore we decided to help the community with an English-based chatbot.” “Everyone can share Coronabot on their website. This way we all collectively ensure that

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A Virtual Assistant To Tackle COVID-19

Accelerate Estonia and Garage48 hosted an online hackathon „Hack the crisis“, which was inspired by the global COVID-19 crisis. Over 1000 specialists and enthusiasts joined forces this past weekend to develop solutions that could help Estonia to recover from the pandemic quickly and gain an edge in the post-crisis world. And all of it was done in just 48 hours! AlphaBlues alongside with other AI enthusiasts developed and launched Coronabot, a virtual assistant that gives information about COVID-19 and crisis management to Estonian people. In tough times like these, mass media usually gets over-saturated with constant news and information noise,

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Current practical state of Estonian language Voice AI (speech-to-text and text-to-speech)

In this blog post we cover the practical usability of Estonian language speech-to-text and text-to-speech technologies. At AlphaBlues we are focused on building high-end virtual assistants on our own AI platform. Recently we have done work on integrating voice capabilities into our virtual assistants. As we tested Estonian language solutions we thought to share our experience with the aim of giving people who are interested in using such technologies for practical purposes a quick overview. Voice-controlled devices are growing in their usage. Juniper Research estimates that there will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023. Today, AI-based

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