Chatbots

Top 10 Amazing upcoming technologies that will rule 2018 and beyond

Share<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>+1<p>Shares 0<p>The world is changing very rapidly with emerging technology almost every day. Smartphones, cloud computing or multi-touch …

Augmented Reality

Don’t worry, banking chatbots won’t be creepy at all

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Pretty soon, a robot could be giving you financial advice and reading your emotions.<p>So-called banking chatbots — artificially intelligent virtual assistants that understand and respond to questions via text or voice-activated technology — …

Artificial Intelligence

Why chatbots are somewhere between overhyped and overblown

Chatbots are both better and worse than most people realize. Here's why they're on the verge of becoming a bigger part of brand strategy.<p>Chatbots …

Artificial Intelligence

Financial advisers that invest in technology need to accomplish these two things

In late 2016, many financial services companies were crawling reluctantly into the digital future, realizing they had little choice if they were to earn the business of tech-savvy, yet fickle, millennials.<p>There were, however, incremental positive changes at some institutions even as the industry, …

Business

As AI floods the market, which chatbots deliver the best ROI for enterprises? | ZDNet

A recent report shows that AI and chatbots can bring a huge ROI (return on investment) for the enterprise. But which solution should you choose?<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots and humans can coexist. There is no ‘jobless future’ after all

When you look at a robot, what do you see? For those of us who cover technology, it’s a bunch of plastic, a coprocessor, and some software. We know the hard part of hardware design is getting the bot to do anything worthwhile. That’s why the idea of a plastic robot taking over the world or stealing …

Robots

Chat bots will make it easier for consumers to interact with IoT devices

The <b>Internet of Things</b> ecosystem is huge! Intel predicts the ecosystem to grow to 200 billion IoT devices across the world. That is 200 billion smart …

Artificial Intelligence

Leeds Beckett University chatbot Becky enrols new students

Leeds Beckett University has successfully launched a new chatbot that informed students of their enrollment in the learning institution.<p>The bot went …

Education

The Next Addition to Your Marketing Department Should Be a Chatbot

Chatbots bring powerful AI capacity capable of boosting sales and reshaping marketing.<p>There's no doubt chatbots are forever changing the way businesses operate and the way that marketers approach marketing. Not only do these virtual assistants have the ability to impact almost all aspects of a …

Artificial Intelligence

Why shouldn’t you build a Chat Bot in a Weekend ? – Chatbot’s Life

Chat Bots have taken over the world in a bat of an eye. We all have witnessed them. But do we know how much effort and time it takes to build one? It …

Artificial Intelligence

The Statistical Side of Chatbots

Stats never tell the whole story, but they can certainly help add valuable context to it. The story of chatbots for the enterprise is an evolving …

Artificial Intelligence

Sprout Social Just Brought Its Bot Builder Tool to Facebook Messenger – Adweek

Sprout Social introduced Bot Builder for Twitter in June, enabling developers to easily create, preview and deploy chat bots. Starting Tuesday, …

Artificial Intelligence

Sprout Social Launches Bot Builder for Facebook Messenger

Sprout Social has introduced a new capability into its social media management platform that allows brands to build a customized chatbot for Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence

Chatbot helps students choose courses

<b>Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right course.</b><p>It follows the publication of A-level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.<p>Using Facebook Messenger's chatbot technology, students would be able to "assess their suitability" for different …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Leads on Machine Learning: AWS Manager | Investopedia

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is not as well known as other tech behemoths like Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) …

Machine Learning

Retail Planned Investments: Real-Time Marketing, Chatbots, IoT, Beacons, VR

Many retailers are keeping an eye on emerging technologies.<p>There was plenty of that tech on display at the annual eTail East conference in Boston …

Advertising Industry

4 Tips to Avoid Productivity Drag Using Smart Technology

Over the 14 years we’ve been in business, I’ve learned to spot areas with some kind of drag on our productivity, i.e. where we could be achieving …

Small Business

8 Bots to Help Automate Your Business (and Get More Done, Faster)

How many times have you wished, futile as it is, that you could clone yourself? Or that you could grow two extra arms?<p>As a busy entrepreneur, you’re …

Artificial Intelligence

Anatomy of a Smart Web App: 9 Technologies Behind Well-Known Web Functionalities

Manuchi / Pixabay<p>Have you ever clicked around a web application that has cool, fast, or smart functionality and wondered “How’d they do that?” Have …

Collaborative Filtering

Chatbots for Restaurants - A Better Customer Experience

This column is authored by Amit Dua, Co-Founder and CEO at Signity Solutions and ValueAppz<p>Image Source – BotandBot<p>According to a Gartner report, …

Artificial Intelligence

More on Dota 2

Our Dota 2 result shows that self-play can catapult the performance of machine learning systems from far below human level to superhuman, given …

Machine Learning

Facebook Messenger: What you need to know about new AI assistant M

<b>Facebook Messenger’s new ‘M’ personal assistant has landed in the UK (and Australia). Here’s what you need to know about the latest update.</b><p>Just when …

Gear & Gadgets

Facebook’s AI suggestions come to Messenger in the UK

According to Facebook, chatbots were going to change the way we get things done. Users were meant to be able to to buy flowers, order fast food and check in with their bank without ever having to leave the Messenger app. The company quickly dialed back its enthusiasm, admitting that they were …

Facebook

Chatbots for Marketing are the Future of Customer Service

A little automation can bring massive results.<p>Many people believe that chatbots were invented to automate customer care processes; in reality, they're packed with capabilities that can help your teams across your entire company, and your marketing department is no exception. Every Marketer should …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Examples of How Brands Are Using Chatbots to Delight Customers

Businesses and brands are using chatbots in lots of exciting ways.<p>You can order food, schedule flights, and get recommendations for pretty much …

Artificial Intelligence

'We've not nailed the customer experience': Asos product boss on the tech shaping its future

More than half (58%) of Asos’ global orders are now placed on mobile, and as the company looks to stay ahead of its 20-something customers, it's …

Customer Experience

6 design questions to ask of intelligent chatbots

Only two years ago it was far from certain if chatbots were anything more than a frivolous brand-building experiment or campaign fodder. Although the …

Artificial Intelligence

Designing better conversational flows for chatbots on collaborative platforms

Chatbots help humans get stuff done—especially in collaborative spaces like Slack, Kik, Messenger, and Telegram. Typically, bots are designed in such …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Build a Chatbot from Pitch to Promotion

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The 5 biggest web design trends of 2017 so far

We’re only just over halfway through 2017, but the world of web design moves pretty darned quickly, so it’s a good time to step back and take stock …

Web Design