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Engati - Engage your audience better with chatbots

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Won't it be awesome to have your own bot platform to build bots with up to 80% more speed? With a no-code platform that provides Enterprise strength, scale, a best of class NLP engine and robustness? The Engati name will not appear anywhere on the platform. It's for you as if built by you. Engati takes care of it for you.


How to Build Bots with SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation

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If your primary interest in taking this course is getting a technical overview about bot building with SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation for the enterprise, you do not need access to any system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in developing your own bots, based on the instructions in the course. We'll therefore provide the necessary instructions and installation procedures in the respective course weeks.


Top 7 Chatbot Platforms To Build Bots For Your Business Analytics Insight

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More and more companies are opting for chatbots to provide top-notch support to their customers and clients. Chatbots can engage in a conversation with customers at any time of the day with fewer errors and consistent results. So here's looking at the 7 best chatbot tools your business can use to build bots of the highest degree. Its primary aim is to level up marketing & sales for businesses. Lets you create a Facebook Messenger bot – easy to use and free.


6 Myths About Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence Debunked!

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There has been much hype around chatbots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) since the last two years. They are touted as mega-technologies that will take over humans, and completely change the way we live, work and interact. In fact, according to a PwC report, 72% of business leaders perceive AI as a business advantage and believe that it will be fundamental in future.


Bank tests AI chat bots to deal with customer questions

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Some banking customers will soon have their customer service queries answered by AI-powered webchat bots. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to test out the use of AI chat bots to answer questions from customers. RBS will start using Luvo, which is built on IBM Watson's cloud-based Conversation service, as part of its webchat service in December, with around 10 percent of its customers in Scotland. And more are on the way, with more than 23,000 developers signed up to build bots. The bot will be able to answer specific questions such as, "How do I authorise my card to be used overseas?"


Why IBM wants you to build bots that talk to each other

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IBM will hold its first-ever conference for developers who are making bots and virtual assistants with IBM Watson. Part of the Watson Developer Conference will be two bot competitions. One competition is for a bot to get people around the conference. The other asks developers to create bots that speak to other bots. For funzies, said IBM developer evangelist Zachary Walchuk.


Microsoft, Facebook Lead the Way in New-Age Bot Programming -- ADTmag

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There's also The Book of AI, describing "How To Build Chat Bots with The Personality Forge," which is "an advanced artificial intelligence platform for creating chat bots." Still in the Early Stages Despite the aforementioned uptick in interest, Forrester Research analyst Julie Ask earlier this month provided a word of warning, listing "a few big hurdles standing in the way of bots becoming the next big thing in 2016": However, like most in the development community, Ask is generally optimistic about bots making a major impact in our lives and the lives of developers. "Bots, and the chat platforms they run on, provide an amazing opportunity for brands to deliver contextual experiences on borrowed mobile moments," Ask said. "This is the first step on a journey towards a bright future where consumers no longer orchestrate their needs through content and services, but sit back and let the technology work for them."


Telegram's Pavel Durov giving developers 1 million in grants to build bots

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The company revealed that in order to attract developers to its service, its founder Pavel Durov will be giving away 1 million in grants to those who "create an impressive bot" using Telegram's Bot API. Grants start at 25,000 each and could go higher. In a blog post, the company suggested that areas developers should focus on include integrations, tools for bot builders, AI stuff, and natural language processing. However, it doesn't want to limit a bot's potential and asks to be surprised. "We don't mind if you port your bot from a different platform," the company explains.


Bots, explained

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While the technology to simulate conversation with a computer has been around for decades, bots -- or "chatbots" -- are an increasingly trendy model for software. This new obsession came on fast. Where did these bots come from? Is a fake conversation better than just clicking buttons? You'll be hearing a lot more about bots soon, so here's an overview.


Microsoft's mobile OS isn't Windows -- it's Cortana

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We'll have bots to thank for that, and Microsoft wants developers to embrace them, the same way hordes of developers embraced iOS apps back in 2008. "We want every developer to build experts for Cortana," Nadella said onstage Wednesday. "We want all developers to build bots." Because of the cross-platform nature of both Cortana and the many communication apps Nadella cited yesterday, Microsoft's bot army will work on whatever device you want to use. The company debuted a host of tools yesterday to make that happen, including the Microsoft Bot Framework, which will let developers build bots and deploy them across the various communication platforms we use.