Creative Virtual, winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2017, is a global leader in conversational self-service solutions that bring together humans and artificial intelligence to enable anywhere, anytime customer and employee engagement. Leading global organisations rely on our award-winning V-Person™ technology to improve their support experience, reduce costs, increase sales and build brand loyalty. Backed by an experienced, expert team as well as an extensive partner network, our innovative virtual agent, chatbot and live chat solutions, along with our knowledge management and business intelligence platform, empower organisations to provide consistent, accurate, personalised and seamless omnichannel engagement.
Adam Devine is the CMO of WorkFusion, architects of AI-powered products that automate customer service functions as well as other business processes. According to Devine, “Adding natural language processes and machine learning changes everything, giving virtual customer assistants (VCAs) the ability to determine not just what rules-based action to take based on a word, but to understand the meaning of words in different combinations, ask questions to create context and intent, and actually do something for the customer.”
This form of obtaining information from the collective intelligence of a large number of people allows Cleverbot to respond in new conversations by taking into account the context of the conversation typed by a user and searching its database for an appropriate response. It scans its history for every user-submitted response to the given question and replies accordingly, which creates a more human-like conversation with users.

For at least the foreseeable future, chatbots won’t be replacing humans in contact center jobs. At this point, chatbots will only replace some of the tasks that people are now handling – especially lower-level requests, questions and complaints. The best chatbot systems can recognize customer frustration and switch the interaction to a human in the company’s support center. That said, chatbots are on their way to mainstream acceptance. Here are four ways AI and chatbots are creating a major impact in the customer service and CX world:


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DB: Next, I moved on to the options that are centered on real-life (versus artificial intelligence) support. Joyable is an online platform that supports users with a dedicated real-life coach and a two-month course in CBT. It was developed by a powerhouse team of experts and scientists in the field of therapy. It costs $99 per month, though users can opt for a free, seven-day trial.
If a visitor does engage, the bot is programmed to answer and determine if the user is a qualified lead based on their questions and responses. Qualified leads are invited to book a sales call with a rep. A calendaring integration makes it easy to reserve a spot, and a CRM integration means qualified leads are automatically routed to the right salesperson.
But even though most chatbots can handle moderately sophisticated conversations, like welcome conversations and product discovery interactions, the if/then logic that powers their conversational capabilities can be limiting. For instance, if a customer asks a unique yet pressing question that you didn’t account for when designing your chatbot’s logic, there’s no way it can answer their question, which hangs your customer out to dry and ultimately leaves them dissatisfied with your customer service.

Twyla is a messaging platform that uses artificial intelligence to place smart chatbot in live chat channels. Twyla simply educates chatbot to deliver more delightful service experiences. With Twyla, saves over 50% on phone calls by shifting support conversations from phone to call. Twyla provides the self service chat which tackles general customer queries. When using Twyla as a messaging platform for live chat you are guaranteed to get up to 30% higher customer satisfaction ratings. Beginning to use Twyla will require integrating it into your existing live chat or helpdesk platform. Twyla will then require to be assimilated to…

Agentbot is an automatic customer solution provider that uses artificial intelligence. Agentbot enable companies increase customer satisfaction by offering interactive experience for their customers. Agentbot also reduces service costs of a company. Agentbot facilitate easier and deeper understanding to a client’s need therefore creating a personalized interaction with each client on multiple channels of communication. Agentbot integrates CRM and ERP to its system and offer a no wait service for your customers 24/7. Response via Agentbot is real time therefore improving customer support. With Agentbot, companies can optimize on their resources by reducing human support and resolving problems instantly. This…
Hmmm…interesting list. I however was thinking that you may want to include Engati as well. Engati is a chatbot platform that allows you to build, manage, integrate, train, analyse and publish your personalized bot in a matter of minutes. It presently supports eight major messaging platforms including messenger, kik, telegram, line, viber, skype, slack and webchat with a focus on customer engagement, conversational commerce, and customer service and fulfillments.
Imperson develops enterprise chatbots that support text, audio, video, AR, and VR on all major messaging platforms. Their conversational bots provide authentic and engaging customer chat experiences. The conversation navigator uses relationship memory, NLP user intents, and deep dialogue context to lead conversations. And the AI moderator helps achieve customer’s goals. Imperson provides an end-to-end bot solution.
Actionable Science is a technology startup using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver conversational helpdesk services. The company's Virtual People/digital agents use advanced NLP and machine intelligence to enable customers to have natural dialogues over messaging. The digital agents come ready to be implemented and are pre-trained with basic, entry-level skills for their functional roles. They can do everything you expect from an optimized service desk, including tracking tickets and seamlessly partnering with your human teams.
Dr. Dillon Browne is a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Waterloo. He completed his PhD in psychology at the University of Toronto and has written numerous articles in the domains of children’s mental health, human development, and family studies. Dillon enjoys playing the guitar and piano, cycling, and fitness. Connect with him on LinkedIn.
Hmmm…interesting list. I however was thinking that you may want to include Engati as well. Engati is a chatbot platform that allows you to build, manage, integrate, train, analyse and publish your personalized bot in a matter of minutes. It presently supports eight major messaging platforms including messenger, kik, telegram, line, viber, skype, slack and webchat with a focus on customer engagement, conversational commerce, and customer service and fulfillments.

Imperson develops enterprise chatbots that support text, audio, video, AR, and VR on all major messaging platforms. Their conversational bots provide authentic and engaging customer chat experiences. The conversation navigator uses relationship memory, NLP user intents, and deep dialogue context to lead conversations. And the AI moderator helps achieve customer’s goals. Imperson provides an end-to-end bot solution.

I always love to see what types of people I’m paired with in a situation like this. I was initially given all women in their 40s and decided to ask for “more options,” just to see what that looked like. I was then given a wider array of ages, as well as one man. After making my choice (I chose the man), I received my first voice text within a couple of days.

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