News about the evolution of conversational agents, virtual agents, chatterbots, brand agents, whatever terminology you prefer. Discover our latest listing of professional chatbot/virtual agent developers
Chat bots visual recognition skills are tested by visual Turing test
Look carefully at the scene presented on the picture below:
If somebody asked you a question: “Where is the coffee cup?”, you could give a simple answer: “on the mat’. But you could also say “to the left of the lamp” as well as “on the table”. All those answers are correct, although they require several subjective and nuanced judgements which we - humans - do intuitively. What about chatbots?
Online artificial intelligence contest sponsored by Google
Originally held at University of Waterloo, the AI Challenge became an annual online event sponsored by Google. The contest attracts computer programmers, whether they are beginners or experts. All they have to do is to create an artificial intelligence multi-player strategy game, in any language, that satisfies several specified assumptions. What challenge is prepared for this year? Can you guess after the image presented below?
2011 Magic Quadrant ranks customer access channels as the number one business case driver for WCS deployments
VirtuOz, the leading provider of intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) for online customer service, today announced that virtual assistants were a key criterion for determining for CRM Web Customer Service. In addition, the report ranks “new and additional customer access channels” as the number one business case driver for WCS deployments.
Artificial Solutions launches virtual assistant as a mobile app, regardless of platform, mobile device, language
Artificial Solutions, the natural language interaction specialist that enables users to have a meaningful, humanlike interaction with technology, today announced Teneo Mobile - a platform independent alternative to Apple’s Siri technology and designed to enable organisations to create their own virtual assistant as a mobile app, regardless of platform, mobile device and even language.
Teneo Mobile allows users to interact with their smartphone or tablet using everyday, natural language - either spoken or typed - and provides intelligent, humanlike responses to queries in a user friendly, conversational style.
Company Selected Among Top Technology Services Vendors for 2011
VirtuOz., the leading provider of intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) for online customer service, today announced the company has been selected as a winner of the Tech Awards Circle, taking Bronze in the Enterprise Service category. Winners were selected by an independent circle of publication reviewers/journalists from nominations based on a broad range of achievements – from product and technology innovations to talented executive leadership and engineering innovators.
Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, services, vendors and individuals making a difference in the industry today. The winners represent a broad range of achievements, from hardware to software to services in consumer/SOHO, SMB, midrange, and enterprise markets. Gold, silver and bronze awards were given out in each category.
Company Brings Easy-to-Build and Affordable Artificial Intelligence Technology to SMB Market
MyCyberTwin, a new generation of artificial intelligence technology, today announced the launch of its low cost Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) to the small-medium business (SMB) and developer market. The latest product offering is designed for businesses to quickly and efficiently deploy state-of-the-art chat solutions across their web and social media properties. MyCyberTwin’s IVAs offer SMBs the ability to answer customer questions instantly and accurately, decrease staff costs, increase sales and customer engagement, and find out what customers are really thinking by capturing the analytics of the interaction.
Interaction between Human and Chatbot through tactile touch screens
Researchers from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have been investigating haptic interfaces that allow users to feel virtual elements through touch. Such tactile touch screens provide users with a wide variety of tactile sensations such as textures, friction and vibration.
Intelligent avatars teach the history of humanity in museums, science centeres and galleries
Have you ever dreamed of discussing the history of radioactivity with Marie Curie in person? It became possible. Museums, galleries and science centers plan to engage visitors in their exhibits by bringing intelligent avatars which represent historic figures, contemporary personalities or fictional characters.
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