The financial sector has special requirements when it comes to communications. This has created a small community of companies that service this sector at high cost and with traditional products. When vendor replacement comes at high cost there is always the risk of products staying behind the technology curve. WebRTC removes barriers to entry in many sectors, including financial
Chrome 52 beta channel release notes were published covering over 30 bug fixes, enhancements to the support for H.264 in Chrome and changes to default DTLS certificate generation algorithm for more privacy and better performance. This version is expected to hit your browser on July 26. The support for WebRTC H.264 in browsers is required by the IETF
Companies such as Microsoft are shifting their revenue mix to services. In such a business model, opening the service to developers to integrate with is a power multiplier, not in R&D resources but in creativity and innovation. That is a paradigm shift from POBX vendors closing their system for their phones only to making it as open as possible.
There are 2 main decision criteria for choosing a video codec – technical and business. Tsahi touched the technical part in his post. While I’ll get a bit into the technical aspects as well, in this post I also want to cover some of the business considerations. Let’s put one thing behind us. The difference between H.264 and VP8 from quality perspective is more of a religion than anything else.
Technically WebRTC and SyntaxNet have nothing in common. What they do have in common is that Google again makes it easy to add capabilities, once in the hands of the rich and experts, as a feature into applications. Once this is possible, Natural Language Understanding (NLU) can be added also into WebRTC applications. How can WebRTC applications benefit from it?
Google is again taking a technology that was until now in the hands of the rich and experts making it a feature in any application. SyntaxNet will do the same to the complex technology of NLU. With SyntaxNet becoming a free to use open source, Google is doing to NLU what it did in 2011 to communications. Both WebRTC and NLU are technologies. They can be combined together