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Chatbot Decision Trees

Seriously, how hard can they be? Credit to photographer Luis del Río (via pexels.com) If you’ve ever developed a chatbot that automates a complex business process, like product support, you know it’s not easy. You smile wryly at marketing taglines that talk about building chatbots in 10 minutes (while fumbling for your caffeine tablets). A big part of the difficulty in non-trivial chatbot development is creating and maintaining the network of IF…THEN statements required to encode complex conversational flows.
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Make Your Chatbots GDPR Compliant

Only one month left until the GDPR will take effect and people are already freaking out. If you haven’t made yourself familiar with this topic, you need to do it now! This article will give you a summary of what you need to know and provide you with steps to make your chatbots GDPR compliant. Note: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice. Please reach out to your legal counsel to receive tailored guidance on how the GDPR may impact your project.
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A New Approach to Voice User Interfaces

I was very much involved in the development of Mobile phone user interfaces 15 years ago. One of the struggles we had was the assumption, at the time, that you could just modify existing PC based interfaces by changing the size of the UI components, but keeping everything else the same. This incorrect approach lasted nearly 5 years. Eventually it was realised Mobile UIs had to be designed from scratch and hey presto, these simplified and easy to use interfaces could then be used on PC interfaces with few changes (and they were better than the original)— this approach was called Mobile First design.
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How Do You Feel When You Receive an Email from a Business with Your Name in the Subject Line?

Coke Personalized Marketing That’s one of the most common ways businesses will try to personalize their marketing. But that’s not the type of personalization I want to talk about here. Automatically adding someone’s name to an email only creates a false sense of personalization. It offers no real value to the person receiving the email. “Fake Personalization” And if you’re like me, you probably find it a little inauthentic. What I want to talk about is personalization that improves the user experience.
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Ben the Bitcoin Bot Can Teach You About Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is something many people find fascinating, but it’s often difficult for them to move from curiosity to action. That’s because they haven’t invested in anything similar to cryptocurrency before, so the early stages are understandably overwhelming. I can certainly relate, but now, there’s an online helper that can help people grasp the basics of cryptocurrency and even buy it. Many people turn to trustworthy friends to get advice about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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Augmented Conversation and VoiceFirst Messaging Experiences Transforming HR Industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled Automated Chat and Voice technologies are rapidly being used by organizations to finish time-consuming or monotonous administrative tasks. According to a Forrester survey, roughly “85% of customer interactions within an enterprise will be with software robots in five years’ time” and “87% of CEOs are looking to expand their AI workforce”. One main reason is that chatbots and Voice Assistance have the potential to minimise business costs for stakeholder engagements by more than $8 billion by 2022 according to Juniper Research.
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Introduction to Random Number Generators for Machine Learning

Randomness is a big part of machine learning. Randomness is used as a tool or a feature in preparing data and in learning algorithms that map input data to output data in order to make predictions. In order to understand the need for statistical methods in machine learning, you must understand the source of randomness in machine learning. The source of randomness in machine learning is a mathematical trick called a pseudorandom number generator.
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Dialogflow Restaurant Chatbot Tutorial | 3

Part 3: Small Talk and Integration with Facebook & Telegram OBJECTIVES In this part, the bot will become more conversational by adding Small Talk and we’ll also integrate it with Facebook and Telegram. I choose to make the integration early in the series, so you can test the bot not only on Dialogflow, but actually see it in action on a platform. You can skip this part and come back later if you prefer it that way tho.
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Researchers design ‘soft’ robots that can move on their own

If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.
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