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.
Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Amazon Lex provides the advanced deep learning functionalities of automatic speech recognition (ASR) for converting speech to text, and natural language understanding (NLU) to recognize the intent of the text, to enable you to build applications with highly engaging user experiences and lifelike conversational interactions. With Amazon Lex, the same deep learning technologies that power Amazon Alexa are now available to any developer, enabling you to quickly and easily build sophisticated, natural language, conversational bots (“chatbots”). Speech recognition and natural language understanding are some of the most challenging problems to solve in computer science, requiring sophisticated deep learning algorithms to be trained on massive amounts of data and infrastructure. Amazon Lex democratizes these deep learning technologies by putting the power of Amazon Alexa within reach of all developers. Harnessing these technologies, Amazon Lex enables you to define entirely new categories of products made possible through conversational interfaces. As a fully managed service, Amazon Lex scales automatically, so you don’t need to worry about managing infrastructure. With Amazon Lex, you pay only for what you use. There are no upfront commitments or minimum fees.
IBM Watson Conversation is a developer friendly platform that quickly builds and deploys chatbots and virtual agents across a variety of channels, including messaging platforms, mobile devices and even robots. IBM Watson Conversation is easy to begin with and easy to use. Users also get to enjoy the fast speeds of integrating across networks, channels and environments. IBM Watson Conversation Is also robust and secure. IBM protects your own data and privacy enabling users to opt out of data sharing. The enterprise grade feature provides users with a reliable infrastructure that scales with individual use cases. IBM Watson Conversation enables…
Pandorabots provides solutions for full turnkey chatbot development. This platform is one of the oldest and largest chatbot hosting services in the world. You can build and deploy on web, mobile, home hubs, and popular messaging platforms like KiK, Twitter, Telegram, Line, and Slack. Pandorabots implements and supports AIML open standards. It enables two way communication at scale.
Studies and reports show that customers want quick, frictionless solutions to their problems and answers to their questions. No doubt there are acceptance issues for AI and chatbots. Some customers have always used traditional phone support and have a hard time accepting anything else. But, there is a growing contingent of customers who are increasingly open to new technology, especially if it can enhance their CX. As the technology improves and acceptance grows, chatbots, powered by AI, will have a strong role in customer service and support.