Pros: First, a shout-out to the developers and especially the founder for taking lead in such an awesome product with great support. I've been with them solely for creating funnels on facebook messenger bot but ActiveChat wow me with more channels like telegram and the ability to integrate NLP easily! Drag-drop interface for creating skills/sequences with functions/fields is also improving. Impressed!
There is a lot of potential for using chatbots for marketing. For example, it is possible to use Facebook advertising to send users directly to a Messenger chatbot. Users interacting with the chatbot consent to be contacted by the bot at a later point in time. This means that the cost-per-acquisition of Messenger contacts can be much lower than traditional email marketing.
IBM Watson™ Assistant is highly flexible, allowing you to deploy small, focused solutions or to scale to enterprise wide deployments. With simplified tooling, it allows collaboration between business SMEs and developers to build out conversational solutions and advanced dialog flows, without needing to be an expert in machine learning. The premium and dedicated plans provide enterprise grade security and support; such as data isolation, end to end encryption and support for non-regulated PII data.
Activechat.ai provides a visual tool to make development process for complex enterprise chatbots easier. It is a visual conversation flow builder with advanced natural language understanding tools and lots of integrations to business frameworks like e-commerce shops, CRMs and external APIs. Based on the concept of "LEGO for chatbots" this visual tool makes it easy to build smart multichannel bots in a couple of days instead of weeks and months of development. Strong points: visually simple flow builder, Shopify/WooCommerce direct integration, site tracking, mass broadcasts, Twilio SMS support.
Woebot has a sense of humor, and I can see people who are having a bad day sticking with the attractive platform. Woebot also has skills — in no time, Woebot had identified my mood (with emoji support), identified three thoughts underlying my mood, and helped me see that these thoughts were “distortions,” which we replaced with more helpful thoughts.
Cons: Botengine has reduced the workload on the helpdesk department . However ,I fear we may come one day have an advanced Botengine ,years down the line ; which is able to respond to the current complex queries we respond to and thus when that day comes , why would my employer keep me at the job ,when a Bot can do a better job ,without ever getting tired?