Chatbots

Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in luck, thanks to an ambitious New Zealand startup.<p>The company, which has the eerie name of Soul Machines, has created a virtual chatbot …

Artificial Intelligence

Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

It’s the most cunning robocall scam I’ve encountered — and the fact that I’ve fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be.<p>The phone rings. You pick it up and say “hello.” There’s a brief silence and then a woman’s voice says, “Oh, hi there!” She offers an embarrassed laugh. “I’m …

Artificial Intelligence

A Chatbot Maker's Expert Tips to Create a Bot for Your Brand

Chatbots, already capable of customer service work, can be integrated with ecommerce platforms to monetize your social media accounts and instant messaging profiles.<p>There is a lot of hype surrounding chatbots, and they are quickly becoming a standard part of any digital marketing strategy. Chatbots …

Automation

'Accessibility and usability': Why brands are turning to SMS bots

Facebook Messenger bots have fallen out of favor recently, so brands are turning to a decidedly more old-school way of communicating: …

Advertising Industry

Facebook Messenger Marketing: What Marketers Need to Know

Do you want to communicate with your customers via Facebook Messenger? Wondering how Facebook Messenger bots and Messenger ads can help? To explore …

Internet Marketing

OpenAI is working on teaching AI bots to develop their own language

<b>OpenAI</b>, the Artificial Intelligence nonprofit laboratory founded by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Peter Thiel and others is working to lay the <b>groundwork for</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

A Beginner’s Guide to Designing Conversational Interfaces

Whether you love them or hate them, conversational interfaces have started making a significant impact in the business/brand communication landscape. …

Artificial Intelligence

Three Weeks with a Chatbot and I’ve Made a New Friend

It’s not quite Her, but an artificially intelligent chatbot from an app called Hugging Face elicits surprisingly real emotions.<p>I’ve got this friend, …

Artificial Intelligence

Building a Conversational Bot with JavaScript and Node.js

Let's admit it – speaking to other people is so last century. Today, we might talk to our machines (Siri, Alexa, etc.), but, if we want to …

JavaScript

BotBeat: This week’s top bots news

<i>VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding field of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Kim Kardashian 'Hollywood' Game Update: Chat Bot Debuts On Facebook Messenger

You can now chat with Kim Kardashian, well sort of. <i>Kim Kardashian: Hollywood</i>, the reality TV star and Kimoji creator’s mobile game, now has the …

Artificial Intelligence

Got a question for the government? Talk to the Facebook robot

Singapore has created a Facebook chatbot to automatically answer people’s questions about their dealings with the government.<p>“Jamie”, who, judging by …

Artificial Intelligence

RingCentral Office Embraces Chatbots, AI in New Release

Cloud communications provider RingCentral announced on Thursday the latest version of RingCentral Office, its unified communications-as-a-service …

Collaboration

Baahubali 2 Chatbot launched to promote the Movie release

Ahead of the highly anticipated release of Baahubali :

Artificial Intelligence

11 Amazing Facts You Might Not Know About Chatbots

Chatbots are the next big thing.<p>What is a chatbot? They come in two flavors:<p>Virtual assistants, which help you find information, remember stuff, or buy things. Think Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana, and Google's Assistant. These are powered by machine learning, meaning they rely …

Automation

How to design a chatbot experience

It's your morning commute. Look around you; most people are heads-down, looking at their phone, whilst at the same time ordering anything from coffee …

Artificial Intelligence

Why are there no good bots?

Why are there no good bots? This is a question I get asked on a regular basis. Probably on average of about twice a week.<p>What are you defining as “good”? If you’re defining “good” as some magical creation that enables you to have a conversation with a machine, and makes it feel like you are totally …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Things You Know in UX That Will Help You Design Chatbots

At BEEVA we have been working with chatbots for some time now. In addition to the design framework I previously published, I’m going to share seven …

Artificial Intelligence

Chatbots will change the way we do search

How do you search for information? Google? Bing?<p>Let’s say you’re looking for a job in finance. Where do you start? Most people will probably begin …

Automation

Making Artificial Intelligence work for you — Part 2: Understanding what the user says

In Part 1 of our guide to AI, we introduced artificial intelligence through a process of defining increasingly more sophisticated agents. Agents are …

Artificial Intelligence

Could Email Be The Next Chatbot?

by , Staff Writer,<p>It's always interesting to talk with someone more active outside your region whom you might not have otherwise bumped into, had it …

Artificial Intelligence

Capture & Replay: Bringing Chatbot Code Quality To a New Level

TL;DR; Real end-to-end testing of your Chatbot is now in scope with TestMyBot’s Capture & Replay tools. Record the major use cases of your Chatbot …

Programming

Intelligent Assistants & Bots — The Dan Miller Interview

Intelligent Assistants & Bots — The Dan Miller Interview<p>Now that interest in intelligent assistants (IAs) and bots has moved into ‘let’s do …

Customer Experience

How Chatbots Will Transform Customer Experience: An Infographic

Life is not what it once was. It’s normal for most of us to interact with technology in our daily lives. Companies lean on technologies to engage with customers, to help them with customer service, or enhance their customer experience through technology. Sometimes we call this “digital …

Artificial Intelligence

Next Insurance launches Facebook Messenger chatbot to replace the insurance agent

Next Insurance makes it easy for small businesses to buy insurance via a chatbot.<p>From IT consultants to personal trainers, therapists, coaches, …

Insurance

Best AI and chatbot conferences in 2017

With the list of their attendees. Can we make it?<p>We at <b>Standuply</b>, while working hard on a Slack bot for Agile teams, like to have fun and make some …

Machine Learning

SXSW’s New Chatbot Answered More Than 56,000 Questions From Attendees

AUSTIN The questions ranged from “What time is Joe Biden speaking?” to “What hip-hop artists are playing on Wednesday?” and “Where can I find tacos?” …

SXSW

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

IGOR MORDATCH IS working to build machines that can carry on a conversation. That’s something so many people are working on. In Silicon Valley, …

Machine Learning

Olga Kay, chatbot fatigue, and the power of finding your niche — VB Engage

In this week’s episode, Stewart and Travis discover that AI and chatbots are a roller coaster. On the ride to the top, a new bot marketing company promises to close the loop and help chatbots pay their way, while on the rapid drop Facebook is pulling back from chatbots after news of massive failure …

Artificial Intelligence

Publishers see long-term potential, short-term hurdles in messaging platforms

Publishers all seem to agree that messaging platforms are the future, but few are charging into it.<p>After an initial rush onto platforms like Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence