Chatbots

What the 'Someone Is Typing' Bubbles in Messaging Apps Actually Mean

Whether it’s a series of blinking ellipsis or an explicit notification that “someone’s typing,” the messaging feature known as a typing indicator is …

Bots

How a friendly chatbot can help customers love your site

Nobody likes forms. Not tax forms, not medical forms, and certainly not website forms. Yet many websites are riddled with them, demanding that the …

Customer Service

Using Emoji In Mobile Messaging Campaigns: 3 Quick Tips From Marketing Leaders

Emojis started out as a series of simple emoticons built directly from text (the emoticon was first used in the early 1980s). Since then, they’ve …

Bots

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Customers

Slack made work sound cool. Can it keep up the illusion?

The jokey way Slack talks is one of its most defining features. But what happens when the joke’s on you?<p>It was a magical day at the office. And by the office, I mean Slack, the $5 billion company that brought work into an online chatroom. The entire <i>Fast Company</i> staff learned almost at once that …

Bots

Apple Business Chat on iMessage: Everything you need to know

Apple's Business Chat feature first launched alongside iOS 11.3 in March. The feature gives iMessage users the option to contact and interact with businesses directly in the Messages app on an iOS device.<p>Since then, more companies have integrated Business Chat, allowing users to contact customer …

Customer Service

Doctor left baffled after a chatbot diagnosed him with erectile dysfunction because of bloody nose

‘Where can I get some Viagra to help with my nosebleed?' Doctor highlights the flaws of a health app after chatbot diagnosed him with erectile …

Health (UK)

Dish is the first TV provider to offer support for Apple’s Business Chat

Dish today announced it’s becoming the first TV provider to offer customer support over Apple’s Business Chat. Launched earlier this year, Business Chat allows companies to communicate with their customers over iMessage in order to answer questions, provide customer service, or even enable …

Apple

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues use of Telegram channel despite messaging app ban

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) Telegram channel continues to be active despite a court ruling that blocked country-wide access to the messenger service back in April.<p>The decision came after Telegram, which offers encrypted messaging, refused to hand over to the Federal Security …

World News

Apple adds new integration partners to Business Chat ecosystem

The Business Chat tool lets people connect with businesses via Apple's Messages app.<p><i>This article originally appeared on ZDNet.</i><p>Apple said Friday that …

Customer Service

How Can AI Transform The Online Couponing Industry

It’s official. We love coupons. All of us. According to data compiled by experience optimization specialists, Invesp, 60% of the public ‘love’ receiving digital coupons, with the estimated number of users of mobile coupon users set to exceed one billion by 2019.<p>Invesp goes further to estimate that …

Customer Service

Now you can order a beer at a baseball game with a text — and it's a great example of of how Apple is going after Facebook

At most ballparks, if you're seated and want a refreshing beverage, you simply shout to the vendor: "Hey beer man!"<p>But starting today, at Citizens Bank Park, where the Philadelphia Phillies play, you'll be able to order beer and water with a text message — if you're seated in the right section and …

Bots

Put Innovation on Hyperdrive with AI and ML Powered Cloud

Throughout the world and across every industry, artificial intelligence (AI) is creating new opportunities for business growth by driving …

Artificial Intelligence

This new startup is making chatbots dumber so you can actually talk to them

Tech giants have been trying to one-up each other to make the most intelligent chatbot out there. They can help you simply fill in forms, or take the …

Bots

How businesses are finding success with chatbots and AI

Dating back to the 1960s, before the internet, MIT Professor Joseph Weizenbaum created the first ever chatbot. He designed a programme to copy human …

Bots

Building your own Duplex AI agent using Rasa and Twilio

We can all relate to the frustrations of calling a business that uses an IVR system — “press 2 to talk to sales, press 3 to wait forever”. Even …

Machine Learning

Is Watson enough to carry IBM?

IBM reported earnings Wednesday. Most revenue came from cloud services, security and data analytics. Less impressive was its Cognitive Solutions department, which includes artificial intelligence, mostly under the brand of the "Jeopardy"-winning supercomputer Watson. Brandon Purcell, an analyst …

Artificial Intelligence

The Long Tales: How Longform Content Beats Snaps, Tweets Chatbots All Day Every Day

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and level. With this Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in …

Bots

8 Things Never to Say on Slack (or Any Other Work Chat)

Many companies these days use Slack or another work chat application to communicate more efficiently and spend less time writing emails. Whether you currently work for a company that uses Slack in place of email, or are about to start a new job and are not sure what the company's communication …

Social Security

Landbot gets $2.2M for its on-message 'anti-AI' chatbot

Who needs AI to have a good conversation? Spanish startup Landbot has bagged a $2.2 million seed round for a 'dumb' chatbot that doesn't use AI at …

Bots

USA Rugby and Wizeline launch Chatbot for Rugby World Cup Sevens Fans

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Wizeline, a Silicon Valley-based product development and technology company, and USA Rugby today announced the launch of a …

Rugby World Cup

Warner Music, Parlophone Records and Eleven Mgmt. Partner With imperson to Launch a Multi-Platform Chatbot

imperson (www.imperson.com), developer of Enterprise Chatbots for Sales and Marketing, partnered with Gorillaz - the World's Most Successful Virtual …

Bots

‘This year, we’ll execute our restructuring plan to grow’

KR SrivatsIFFCO Tokio General Insurance (ITGI), which is the fourth-largest private general insurer, sees health insurance as one of the key growth d

Business (India)

You’ll Have To Turn On Encryption To Protect Your Facebook Messages

Soon your Facebook Messenger chats be end-to-end encrypted — if you choose to enable the feature. You will also have a way to set a timer for …

Privacy

WeChat’s exclusive emojis express emotions Western apps cannot

It is very difficult to talk to Chinese people without using emojis. Whenever a Chinese friend Facebook messages me, I feel compelled to reply with WeChat because there are messages and nuances that can only be expressed with emojis that only exist on WeChat.<p>The difference between emojis on Chinese …

Apps

Chatbot Market 2018-2024: Key players are Baidu, Babylon Health, Google, Microsoft, Kik, Poncho, ReplyYes, LivePerson, Slack Technologies, and WeChat

SELLBYVILLE, Del., July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a latest research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. "Chatbots Market will witness over 31% growth to be valued US$1.34 Billion by 2024." The introduction of chatbot has opened new boundaries into the business world in terms …

Bots

The 3 Hottest Trends Impacting Outsourced Customer Care

The only constant in the customer care world is change, and if you don’t keep up, you’ll be left behind. That’s why we’ve compiled these must-read …

Customer Experience

Azure bot framework - Connection open and close

I am new to Azure bot services. I have created a bot and hosted locally. I want to know when the connectivity between user and bot gets closed. I …

Microsoft Azure

Not Another Bot: The Five Building Blocks Of Conversational Applications

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>At Wego, we have built a highly-intuitive travel metasearch platform, where users can easily find a good flight option, or the best hotel …

Bots

Machines Can Provide A More Human Customer Experience Than A Human Can

Think of the last time you called a customer service line and talked to a human—did it feel like you were talking to an actual person, or was the conversation robotic and simply followed a script? Instead of enjoying a real conversation, too many brand interactions end up feeling impersonal and …

Machine Learning