3. Personalizing the customer experience: Chatbots excel at collecting customer data from support interactions. After all, it’s the computer that’s doing the work. The advantage is that live support agents can use this information to personalize their interactions with customers. Devine says chatbots serve as virtual assistants that can feed customer data to the agent in real time, so the agent can give the customer good information and solutions based on current needs as well as past interactions with the company.
Developed by Zendesk, a customer service platform that started in Copenhagen, Answer Bot is designed to help companies create customer relationships that are more personal and productive. Businesses can customize Answer Bot to answer and assist customers that visit their website without having to develop a customer service bot from scratch. When Answer Bot is unable to answer a customer's request, customers are redirected to one of the businesses' support agents.

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.


Customer support tools, such as live chat, help desk, or contact center solutions, may already have chatbots implemented as a first line of defense when dealing with customers. However, they are becoming more widely used in other applications, such as sales and marketing knowledge bases. Users may even use them instead of a query language to find certain data points in business intelligence tools; by simply typing or speaking a request to a business intelligence platform, a chatbot can provide the proper data. Chatbot capabilities are constantly expanding and becoming more frequently implemented in other types of software.

Running on Pandorabots, one of the most powerful conversational artificial intelligence chatbot platforms, Mitsuku won the award for the most human-like AI in 2013 and again in 2017. She was created from AIML, a bot language technology by Steve Worswick, who found the inspiration for Mitsuku after being asked to write her character for an internet games site.

I like that Botengine platform is easy to use,thereby making it easy to create our chat bot in a matter of minutes,and with as much minimal support as possible from the software development team. Botengine is so simple to use,that it was created and deployed by myself and team members at the marketing team,despite not coming from a technical background.
Pros: Botengine is a chatbot created by Livechat and we began using this ,because it was introduced to our team by Livechat. I like the ease of integration ,and the fact the customer care team setup and integrated Botengine with our existing Livechat solution ,with no technical assistance from our in-house programmers. Overall ,Botengine has enabled our customer care team respond to just the most complex of questions , whilst letting Botengine deal with easy queries from our clients.
We only introduced Botengine by Livechat into our help desk process in November 2017 ,however as expected with all things created by the Livechat team (counting on past experience) ,it has been helpful for the team . One ,it is easy to integrate with our existing Livechat solution , and the helpdesk team integrated it ourselves without the need to leverage on the technical know-how of our colleagues at the engineering department. Two ,it reduced the chat workload on the help desk team ,as we no longer need to treat everyday customer query like ; what does Iroko tv do , what countries can Iroko be used ? Pricing of our services ?
Msg.ai is an artificial intelligence platform used in conversational commerce. Msg.ai enables messaging to be a medium for individual consumer engagement. This is achieved through msg.ai leveraging chatbots to provide VIP support, personal support and great experiences on demand for your customers. Msg.ai is powered by machine learning. This enables automated interaction in real time by our engine. Msg.ai through the machine learning triggers great experiences, contextual cards and nurtures relationship throughout the customer lifecycle. Msg.ai platform will elevate sensitive conversations to human agents therefore ensuring that the customer is not compromised. Our intent and tone classification feature is able…
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…
Answer Bot works right alongside your support team. It uses machine learning to help answer your customers' questions with content from your Zendesk Guide knowledge base. The answers it provides are tailored to each customer's question accurately and reliably—every time. And when in doubt, Answer Bot loops in your support agents to offer the customer a human touch.
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?

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