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Nokia Mika: Meet Nokia's New AI Assistant


Android phones were recently reported to be having a new personal digital assitant, Viki. Now, meet Nokia Mika. Learn how different it is from Android's Viki and iOs' Siri.

Nokia Mika: introducing MIKA

According to Tech Crunch, Nokia Mika or Multi-purpose Intuitive Knowledge Assistant is intended to give quick answers to engineers' questions, based on experience drawn from other networks. It is not entirely like Siri or even Amazon's Alexa, but it could provide answers to engineering questions, instead of user-related ones.

The announcement comes as Nokia has been building a fair amount of buzz in the weeks leading up to Mobile World Congress. The event is expected to showcase Nokia's big return to the smartphone sphere it previously left behind. What's important to note is that, the Nokia name being licensed out by a local company formed from ex-pats of the tech giant. Those devices are more likely to get paired with Google Assistant than Nokia's new offering.

The Mika digital assistant as a service is currently available for customer trials and will further be demonstrated at MWC 2017 in Barcelona next month.  

Nokia Mika: how about the users?

It has been established that Nokia Mika is only availble for telecom engineers right now. But as are all things with AI, they have a way of trickling down into consumer systems sooner rather than later. It would be very naive of Nokia if it wasn't already thinking along those lines, right? (via India Times

Nokia Mika: predictive repair service

Per Gadgets 360, apart from the digital assistant, Nokia has also introduced its Predictive Repair service, which aims to aid operators in reducing costs and improving network quality by moving away from break-fix approaches to hardware maintenance.

As per the company's claims, Predictive Repair service can predict hardware failures and recommend replacements up to 14 days in advance, with up to 95 percent accuracy. The service makes use of Nokia Bell Labs machine learning algorithms to predict failures and is available for operators that use Nokia's 3G and 4G equipment, the company said.

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