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Top 4 Chatbot Myths Debunked - e-bot7


The quality of customer service is crucial for the success of companies, irrespective of the industry. A study by Forrester Research reports that 66% of the customers won't return if the customer service was bad, making customer service a critical component of a successful business strategy. The growth in the number of chatbot solutions and technologies on the market has led to several myths spreading. With this article, we are going to explore the top four with you. AI-powered chatbots can automate repetitive questions with the best being able to offer a hybrid approach allowing for a dynamic knowledge base that grows as you scale.

Finding friendship, even romance, with a chatbot?


You were pretty stressed yesterday. Are you feeling better today?" What might sounds like a concerned message from friends or parents is actually a query from Replika, a chatbot. "If you're feeling down, or anxious, or you just need someone to talk to, your Replika is here for you 24/7," the company behind the chatbot writes on its website. Chatbots – a combination of "chat" and robot" – are programs that simulate a conversation, usually by text message.

Mastercard's VP of AI talks bots, NLP, and why fintechs need AI for customer service (VB Live)


Companies like Mastercard are implementing AI strategies that are transforming how customer experience is done. Join this VB Live event for insights on why AI is essential for fintech companies, plus how to implement it, how to make it perfom, and more. AI has been around for a long time -- it's only in the last three or four years that people have been paying attention to it in the fintech space, says Dr. Steve Flinter, VP of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Mastercard Labs. "A huge driver of innovation is that small startups, fintechs, and non-technology corporates are able to get access to this technology that five or 10 years ago would have been locked away in university research labs and the big corporate R&D labs," Flinter says. The amount of data now available, and the ability to store and process that at scale, combined with open source technology, compute power, and breakthroughs in technologies like computer vision and NLP are all part of this AI democratization.

3 Advantages of Insurance Companies Adopting AI


As the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) are growing, insurers are finding new ways to capitalize on this technology. Here are some of the most prominent advantages of Insurance companies adopting AI. IoT (internet of things) refers to the interconnection of physical objects via the internet. These devices--things--are embedded with software and sensors for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other systems and devices over the internet. The internet of things includes devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Amazon's Alexa gets a new brain on Echo, becomes smarter via AI and aims for ambience


Amazon is making Alexa smarter with natural turn-taking, having conversations with multiple people, natural language understanding, and the ability to be taught by customers. The first target is the smart home, but Alexa for Business is also likely to follow. Also: When is Prime Day 2020? The Alexa overhaul and artificial intelligence improvements were outlined as Amazon launched its latest batch of Echo devices. Amazon's new Echo devices are evolving to be more smart home edge computing devices.

The best wireless workout headphones


As some of you might know, I'm a runner. On occasion I review sports watches, and outside of work I'm a certified marathon coach. So when it became clear Engadget wanted to round up the best wireless workout headphones, I raised my hand. And the timing feels particularly appropriate. Until now I was still using wired buds (old habits die hard), and it happened that every pair I owned was on the fritz.

How to bring Zoom to your TV (coming soon) with Alexa

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If you're also tired of taking daily Zoom calls on your laptop, maybe you'd prefer to just turn on the TV, lay back, and learn or conduct business from the couch. Earlier this week, we wrote about a new video device for Microsoft Teams, but it's really large, at 85 inches, and really costly, at $21,199. Amazon is introducing a less pricey option later this year. "I just believe that your big, beautiful TV is a great place for communications and we're going to continue to lean in to make that a better experience well," said Marc Whitten, vice president of Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services. To drive the new device,you'll need the Fire TV Cube, a $119 accessory that's different from the Fire TV streaming stick units.

Sr. Machine Learning Engineer


We care deeply about the success of our customers and strive to help them achieve their goals in inspiring and engaging with their workforce. Sense is seeking a Senior Machine Learning Engineer to deliver our contractor communication platform to the world's best places to work. Sense is a rapidly scaling company making this the best environment to take on ownership as well as learning how to grow a company. The Chatbot team at Sense is building a Recruiting conversational assistant -- a virtual assistant to help job seekers find the right opportunity. Sense's chatbot is responsible for interactions with candidates for help gathering their relevant skills, updating their resumes and identifying those jobs for which they are best suited.

Lessons learned from designing and building over 100 chatbots


Conversational UX is usually touted as the primary core of marketing regardless of the platform or product. With the growing heavy reliance on data to drive sales and engagement, it is evident that customers want to be part of the process. Customers want specialized services and want it built exactly to their taste. Studies have shown that customers are more likely to continue patronizing a brand they feel emotionally connected to and this is what you want when designing your bot. When designing the conversational feel of your bot you want to focus on the pillars of conversational building and build like an architect as suggested by google.

What is Chatbot? Ways Chatbot Can Transform Your Customer Experience - Mobio Solutions


In the recent era of digital transformation, chatbots have become a buzz word among online businesses. As companies heavily rely on the latest technologies in order to engage the customers and enhance customer satisfaction, chatbots come to great help. It has emerged as an optimum solution for communicating with the customers of businesses and resolving all their queries at all times. Chatbots are actually the software interfaces that enable different business organizations to communicate effectively with their customers online. As businesses cannot afford to have a customer representative who is available all the time for the customers, chatbots are an ideal option.