Chatbots


There's a subreddit populated entirely by AI personifications of other subreddits

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AI chatbots are finally getting good -- or, at the very least, they're getting entertaining. Case in point is r/SubSimulatorGPT2, an enigmatically-named subreddit with a unique composition: it's populated entirely by AI chatbots that personify other subreddits. Well, in order to create a chatbot you start by feeding it training data. Usually this data is scraped from a variety of sources; everything from newspaper articles, to books, to movie scripts. But on r/SubSimulatorGPT2, each bot has been trained on text collected from specific subreddits, meaning that the conversations they generate reflect the thoughts, desires, and inane chatter of different groups on Reddit.


Machine Learning, Chatbots and AI March Into Business Use - The Chatbot

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The hottest tech trends have exploded out of betas, labs and trials into everyday use cases for many businesses, with a raft of new products or developments. If your business isn't looking to take advantage of ML, AI and bots, it may not be in business for much longer. Every aspect of business will be transformed in some way by machine learning (ML) and AI. For example, bots are already taking over in human resources with the likes of TalView using ML to find candidates and using AI during the interview process. Other AIs, like Swedish recruitment robot Tengai are being used to help provide fair and unbiased interviews to avoid discrimination, an increasingly vital part of the hiring process.


The Chatbots are Coming!

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Chatbots today pop up at websites in smartphone apps; the same technology helps robots, smart speakers, and other machines operate in a more human-like way. The idea of conversing with a computer is nothing new. As far back as the 1960s, a natural language processing program named Eliza matched typed remarks with scripted responses. The software identified key words and responded with phrases that made it seem as though the computer was responding conversationally. Since then, such conversational interfaces--also known as virtual agents--have advanced remarkably due to greater processing power, cloud computing, and ongoing improvements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.


Customer communication: balancing the human with digital-first

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They want faster, more personalised digital experiences from a brand, without their privacy being invaded or compromised. At the same time, they want a face-to-face or human experience with a company when it suits them. This requires businesses and chief marketing officers (CMOs) to engage in a difficult and fast-changing balancing act. Technology such as chatbots that answer a customer's basic queries, machine-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are making it easier to serve consumers and, in many cases, to give them a better customer experience. But brands must also be careful not to force the pace of automation or to focus too much on potential cost-savings because they run the risk of alienating new and existing customers who want or value a human experience.


How to Disable Google Assistant on your Android smartphone

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Google Assistant is a handy tool to have on your smartphone, but if you intend never to use it then you can disable it. This is how to disable Google Assistant on your Android smartphone. If you don't like talking to your smartphone you can disable Google Assistant in spite of it being useful. This is how you can do it. This process will turn off the Google Assistant on your Android smartphone.


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Ever think about how many little household problems you simply put up with? You know the ones I'm talking about--things like setting off the smoke detector when you're just cooking or never being able to find the TV remote. You (read: I) could probably solve these issues by changing day-to-day habits, but I like making seared tuna, even if it smokes up the kitchen. Plus, I'm nowhere near diligent enough to put the remote in the same place every time. There are tons of these little issues you might run into around the house, and I'm here to tell you that there's an easy solution: smart technology.


5 steps to designing a great user experience for your chatbot

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So your customer-facing teams are inundated with inquiries that are repetitive and mundane, draining employee motivation and resources. You get an idea, "let's create a chatbot!" But people don't use it. The experience feels a little worse than a search engine and a little better than a static FAQ page. In this blog, I uncover some simple tips that can drastically improve your content-retrieving chatbot experience.


5 Chatbot Trends To Watch In 2019

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Just a few years ago the idea that artificial intelligence would be able to help customers with their questions and problems could still be called a futuristic fantasy. Being able to use chatbots was not a realistic option, no matter the size of the organization. By now chatbots or digital assistants have grown so much that they can play an important role in modern-day customer service. That's why a growing number of enterprises is starting to implement chatbots into their services. Brands are starting to experiment more, and customers have reached a technological literacy, which makes the use of this kind of AI-based features in customer service a lot easier.


Intelligent Chatbots Summit 2019

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Digital channels have now emerged as the preferred choice for many of Asia's consumers when it comes to interacting and engaging with brands. In this new age of customer engagement, Chatbot will be the game-changer in transforming customer experience, service excellence, marketing and sales. Returning from the successful launch last June, the 2nd Annual Intelligent Chatbots Summit will convene Chatbot practitioners to explore key themes on ' Business Synergies & Value Creation', ' Chatbot ROI & Performance', ' Continuous Improvement Initiatives', ' Building Intelligent Bots', ' Chatbot Adoption & Utilisation', ' Chatbot User Experience & Design' and ' Monetising Chatbots' . Attend this 2-days program focused specifically on chatbots to get inspired and network with like-minded peers!


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The Leviton Decora Smart Switch integrates with Apple HomeKit to control lights, ceiling fans, and other compatible products. The Leviton Decora Smart HomeKit Switch works over WiFi and packs a special chip that makes it compatible with Apple HomeKit. It connects to an app called Leviton Decora Smart Home that is only available for iPhone. To set up the switch, Apple HomeKit uses special barcodes that you scan with your phone. We preferred the Decora Smart Home app over the My Leviton app, finding it to be more polished and intuitive.