At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle CTO Larry Ellison has demonstrated the company’s “next-generation” voice user interface and machine learning capabilities for its cloud applications. “If you don’t know the right question to ask, the machine learning part of our analytic tools will help you find the correlations and help you ask the questions, and then give you English language explanations as to what they find,” said Larry Ellison.
Oracle’s machine learning capabilities can be found in Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, providing a “complete and fully integrated” suite of cloud applications that would empower business users across the organization including customer experience, finance, HR and supply chain professionals.
Built on a secured, self-driving cloud platform and cloud infrastructure, Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications take advantage of the Oracle Autonomous Database and separate applications and security processors to help customers increase business agility and reduce costs. Customers can “easily” develop application extensions “to meet unique business needs; enhance the user experience through a modern conversational UI; automate hundreds of manual business functions and automate cloud migration to reduce upgrade costs; accelerate time to value and improve delivery predictability.”
“We automate those tedious processes, we automate those complex processes, giving you huge productivity gains, by adopting our next generation cloud applications,” added Mr. Ellison. “It is now so much easier to capture expenses, so much more accurate, people aren’t wasting time. If I want to find out when I’m going to get paid, when I’m going to be reimbursed for a trip that I’m on or for a trip that I’ve completed or a business dinner I had, I can just ask Alexa. We’ve actually had customers already using our mobile capabilities, our chat-bot capabilities and our new voice interface to build new features and functions into their applications. Again, if we can build voice interfaces on top of our applications, so can you.”
“We automate the creation of the data model in the warehouse,” added Ellison. “We automate the migration of the data in the data warehouse. It’s the Autonomous Data Warehouse. It automatically tunes itself. It adds indexes. It adds whatever it needs to run efficiently. It does all that automatically. You just press a button. By working together, your good ideas, our good ideas, we can deliver the next generation of SaaS applications in the cloud.”