Category: How to Make a Chatbot

  • How to Create and Build Your Perfect Chatbot

    How to Create a Chatbot

    The first thing we need to know: There is no such thing as the perfect chatbot!  Even in the creation of a chatbot, there is no best practice guide. Every chatbot behaves differently, depending on the purpose, topic coverage and the target group. In general, however, there are various ways to build a chatbot and […]

  • Are Personal Chatbots the Future?

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    Chatbots have been around for decades, but they’ve recently garnered more attention as they become better and used even more. When Facebook opened up their Messenger API in 2016, it led to hundreds of thousands of bots over the next two years. Early chatbots were (and many still are) quite generic and impersonal. Yet the […]

  • The Evolution of Conversational Chatbot Systems

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    Conversational chatbots like ELIZA and PARRY in the 1960s and 1970s were early, crude examples that were basic in their implementation and effectiveness. Over the decades, the technology has increased considerably, resulting in examples like Alexa, Siri, and XiaoIce. We’ll take a closer look at the latter below, but let’s first go over the details […]

  • How Human Does Your Bot Need To Be? Science Says Not Much!

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    Recent research suggests that going for the all-singing, trying-to-be-friendly, almost-human bot isn’t the best way to go for most use cases. So, just how much banter or empathy should your bot show? That’s a key design decision to make when building chatbots. Bots can express themselves in three basic ways, They can deliver the basic […]

  • The 2019 A to Z of Chatbots

    The 2019 A to Z of Chatbots

    Chatbots might be a new technology to many, but they are already a key tool for huge numbers of businesses, providing increasing value to their customers with useful information. Rather than take the grand tour of product brochure pages, here are the key terms to consider when looking for a chatbot suite or tool to […]

  • What We Learned From Chatbots in 2018

    Chatbots continue to march into the public and consumer consciousness as they wedge themselves firmly into apps, websites, and social media as contact points. But what can companies thinking about their first bot learn from an exciting 2018 in chatbot evolution? Chatbots are launching fast The first lesson for anyone considering a bot is that […]