AI challenges -- and other news of the week
October 28, 2018

How can AI predict a future it is also bound to change? Find out all that's going on in the world of AI, bots and chatbots with this week's best of the web.


Bots — An Important Part of Our AI-Powered Future

Soon enough, you won't be able to live without them (bots.) What does that mean for your future?

When I was a young kid and watched films like A.I. Artificial Intelligence, little did I think that bots will bring such revolutionary changes in the business sector one day. Turns out, I didn’t quite understand its huge potentials.


Driving eCommerce Sales Through AI Recommendations

The logic of AI-driven recommendations is mind-bugging, but apparently highly effective.

There was a fantastic crowd for the Bots + AI August 28th “Driving eCommerce Sales with AI” event at the Betaworks Studios offices. In addition to our usual eager to learn developers and product in the crowd, the visual search and fashion topic brought out quite a few fashion technology entrepreneurs including a prize winner from an IBM contest.


Designing chatbots to fight information overload

Chatbots as a solution to filter and simplify the (over)flow of information. Makes sense?

I was always fascinated by the very idea that behind a name like ‘Karen’ resides not a human being, but lines of code. This is what got me excited when I was offered the opportunity to work on a Facebook Messenger chatbot at BBC News Labs for eight weeks as part of a Google News Labs Fellowship.


How to become a team with chatbots

Chatbots as team players.

Bol.com, a well-known e-commerce platform in The Netherlands and Belgium, serves nearly 8.5 million active customers.


3 Cost-Effective Alternatives to Drift

Drift is a well known, heavily marketed conversational platform. The biggest problem for most of us SMB is the cost. Here's a few affordable alternatives.

ManyChat is a platform that helps you create a bot for Facebook Messenger. While you’re constrained to the Facebook platform, ManyChart is affordable. With more than 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook isn’t the worst platform to have to use anyway.

 

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