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Pandorabots is a platform for building and deploying chatbots. Pandorabots use artificial intelligence as a service to provide API access to our bots’ SDK and hosting platform. This allows easy integration of conversational interfaces into applications by developers making it easy to build chatbots on our Playground. Pandorabots main features are custom, content, learning, community, speech interfaces, deployable, multilingual and free. Pandorabots also provide a platform for professional services. In the professional services, there is the custom chatbot development service. This service builds chatbots according to a developer’s specifications. Pandorabots will help also in integrating avatar or speech capabilities. The…
DigitalGenius is an intersection of artificial intelligence and customer service. DigitalGenius combines machine intelligence and human understanding so as to deliver great customer satisfaction. This is demonstrated by Human + AITM. Through the combination of human and AI, DigitalGenius enables human agents use the minimal time while serving their customers and therefore creating great experience for their customers across any channel. The combination of AI with human will enable DigitalGenius to automatically respond to repetitive questions. DigitalGenius also suggests the right answers to be given to your customers. This eliminates searching of answers from knowledge articles and also eliminates copy…

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.”


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.

Rasa NLU & Core allows for more human-like dialogue, trained using interactive, and supervised machine learning. Rasa Core picks up patterns from real conversations and also takes the history and external context of a conversation into account. The Rasa NLU engine is an open source tool for intent classification and entity extraction, and offers natural language understanding for bots and assistants. It features the capability to turn natural language into structured data. It is modeled as a set of high level APIs for building your own language parser using existing NLP and ML libraries. Many developers world-wide are using it…
Cons: The Learning Academy and help topics are not sufficient to train you to use this product. It took a lot of stumbling through (and still does) on how to figure out what to do and how to train the chatbot. Also - support is only available through email, would be extremely helpful to be able to get help in realtime.... You would think a chat product would have the ability to LiveChat with it's customers!
Reply is one of the best AI chatbot platforms. It is an enterprise level bot building and management platform. And it enables business to consumer communication at scale. Their visual bot builder makes it easy to build bots. The dashboard has built-in CRM, machine learning, and real-time insights to make smarter and faster bots. You can expand bot functionalities across the whole customer experience.
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?
By collecting over 20 years of messaging transcript data and feeding it to their AI-powered chatbot, LivePerson can automate almost every industry’s messaging and integrate with most messaging channels like your website, mobile app, Apple Business Chat, text messaging, Google Rich Business messaging, Line, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Google AdLingo.
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:

Typically, customer service chatbots answer questions based on key words. The most basic systems are actually document retrieval systems. Sometimes this is frustrating. Think of the times you may have asked Siri or Alexa a question and received the wrong answer. The computer recognizes key words but may not recognize the context in which they are being used. In other words, the computer doesn’t recognize the way people naturally speak. This causes the customer great frustration. However, these systems (including Siri and Alexa) have come a long way and continue to improve.
Acobot is an artificial intelligence tool. It works to engage customers, answer questions, and produce sales. Acobot generates leads from your website by asking visitors for their email address or telephone number straightforwardly. More importantly, it helps you achieve conversion rate optimization by nudging visitors to act as you expect with interactive call to actions at the right points. Acobot is fully automated. It does all the job and continuously optimizes the conversion rate by itself. The longer it works for you, the more results it delivers to you.
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.
This chatbot is one the best AI chatbots and it’s my favorite too. Evidently it is the current winner of Loebner Prize. The Loebner Prize is an annual competition in artificial intelligence that awards prizes to the chatterbot considered by the judges to be the most human-like. The format of the competition is that of a standard Turing test. You can talk with Mitsuku for hours without getting bored. It replies to your question in the most humane way and understands your mood with the language you’re using.

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