Chatbots

A chatter robot, chatterbot, chatbot, or chat bot is a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more human users via auditory or textual methods, primarily for engaging in small talk. The primary aim of such simulation has been to fool the user into thinking that the program's output has been produced by a human. See the Turing test. Programs playing this role are sometimes referred to as Artificial Conversational Entities, talk bots or chatterboxes. In addition, however, chatterbots are often integrated into dialog systems for various practical purposes such as offline help, personalised service, or information acquisition.
Posts about Chatbots
    • 6 Vendors Using AI to Facilitate Live Events

      Personal interaction is a cornerstone of live events, but as more marketers embrace the use of events as a sales strategy, there’s talk of opportunities for innovation within the space. Eighty-seven percent of C-suite executives say they plan on investing more in live events in the future, and 28% of companies are now allocating more than 20% of their marketing budgets to orga ...

      Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 13 readers -
  • 10 Profound digital marketing trends to you need to know about now

    …. Be cool, not creepy — How does a company engage in a private channel without being creepy? Make them fun. Chatbots will become a source of delight and entertainment. Discovery — When we figure out how to use chatbots to connect in this space, how do we get people to discover us? Aflac recently ran ads promoting their duck-based chatbot, the first…

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  • How AI Bots, Voice Assistants Are Changing Shopper Behaviors

    … just impacting personal relationships, they’re also hitting the retail market as consumer preferences evolve. In a new report released just this morning, the post-purchase solutions provider Narvar uncovers generational differences in how consumers prefer interacting with retailers, as well as a growing interest in using bots and voice technologies…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin How To's- 20 readers -
  • The Heart of Artificial Intelligence

    … My son Arthur has just been awarded a prize for story-telling at his primary school. So when I watched that short movie whose script was generated by artificial intelligence, based on thousands of sci-fi books and films, I could certainly see a lot of similarity between both outputs. For me this epitomizes the current state of AI… It is raw…

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  • Chatbot Therapists, and 4 Other Stories We Loved in May

    …, not the wrong studio. The New Yorker: Go Ahead, Interrupt My Day Selected by Jordan Teicher, managing editor Wouldn’t it be great if you could get through work without the constant interruptions? No email, no Slack, no coworker tapping you on the shoulder. Just pure productivity. Writing that almost makes me laugh. Today, pure productivity is a pipe dream…

    The Content Strategist- 22 readers -
  • 7 Ways That Brands Can Make Chatbot Conversations More Authentic

    … Chatbots are transforming the customer experience and quickly moving into new sectors, like real estate and healthcare, but before marketers can expect conversation mimicking software and artificial intelligence to replace live customer service representatives and salespeople, they’ll need to find ways to overcome some of the obstacles…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 24 readers -
  • What Does the Bot Bubble Mean for Facebook’s Long Game?

    … I thought we might use an interesting infographic from ActivateTech I came across on Slideshare as a jumping-off point. It attempts to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of the “four horsemen” (and Microsoft) along the stages of the consumer journey. Given last week’s news about the chatbot bubble perhaps starting to burst, I wonder…

    Street Fightin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Mark Cuban, the first trillionaire and chatbots on the edge

    … earlier notes here. Automated Assistant Revolution Many predicted that consumers would be spending more time with chatbots than real people. But research shows that 70 percent of chatbots are not meeting consumer needs or brand expectations. Panelists from Twitter, Facebook, and Viber explored the gap between the reality and expectations. Still…

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  • Drones, Bots and AI oh my. SXSW highlights

    … went to a session on emerging issues with drones. This industry is taking off literally and figuratively but it was interesting to see that VC funding into this industry has dipped two years in a row. Still a lot of safety and regulatory hurdles that might be dampening enthusiasm for the hope of quick adoption. Chatbots, sales and service Chatbot…

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  • How Kasisto avoids the financial chatbot fatigue

    … There’s an entire financial chatbot ecosystem emerging in the artificial intelligence space. Chatbots, designed to simulate conversations with human users, have existed for a long time. Now, with so many millennial consumers who prefer digital interactions for accessing and managing their financial services, chatbot popularity has erupted…

    Digidayin How To's- 29 readers -
  • 3 Facebook Ads Predictions for 2017

    … video, signaling the importance of this new format. With Twitter, YouTube, and other players pushing live streaming, it only makes sense for Facebook to do the same! 3. 1-to-1 Marketing (messenger and chatbots) Facebook has made big strides in its Messenger product. It’s no longer just a chat app, but a portal to access mobile website content…

    Karen Amundson/ BoostBlogin Social- 22 readers -
  • Hike Founder: ‘Apps Will Be Dead in 5 Years’

    … One big issue has been hanging over this year’s Web Summit, the tech cornucopia that inspired over 70,000 investors, corporate giants, and startup hopefuls to flock to Lisbon this week. No, it’s not the specter of a Donald Trump presidency. Instead, it’s the sudden decline of apps, which casts a cloud over the optimistic pitches that tech…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategist- 36 readers -
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