More and more chatbots are being developed and there are good reasons for it. Not all chatbot projects succeed. Often, missing user acceptance is stated. The dialog system might not have hit the nerve, might not have fitted into the target environment. Would you talk with a friend who does not remember your name is repeating the same five phrases over and over again? I would not. So what can be done to make chatbots more lively, more human-like? Here are some best practices and ideas on how to implement them.
You build your first chatbot and it is working ok. Did you know that you can make chatbots even more interactive? That you can access conversation metadata and application variables inside the dialog nodes? You can even use predicates to tailor output to the usage scenario. As a follow up from our "Lessons and Tips from a Chatbot Hackathon", let's dig deeper into important features of the IBM Watson Conversation service on the IBM Cloud with Bluemix.
The Aero Expo, the Global Show for General Aviation, is running in my hometown Friedrichshafen from today until the weekend. One of the expo and conference topics is drones of the future (AERODrones UAS Expo). Drones or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have been and are a hot topic for IBM and its customers. Let me give a brief overview of some interesting work where drones, artificial intelligence, analytics, database systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and the IBM Cloud come together.
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We built the Cognitive Command Centre to perform analysis across multiple social media channels in real time. This lets Wimbledon understand the broader social landscape. Cognitive solutions enable Wimbledon to look at not just the conversations going on around The Championships, but also the talk around tennis more generally and around other sporting events.
According to a recent study conducted by IBM, 54% of CxOs expect more competition from outside their industry. That means, the challenger who today isn’t even a blip on the radar, could tomorrow be a significant disruptor in the market. For technology leaders in the C-suite, neutralizing that possibility means embracing a relentless focus on disruption – before they’re disrupted themselves. One solution to these challenges is emerging: cognitive computing.
With over 500 companies developing cognitive systems, we’re seeing patterns emerge around the creation of cognitive systems at the business unit, business process, and application levels. By selecting a subset of these companies to compare, we can see a few of the leading business units and processes that are going cognitive. These topics and more were covered in the recent Emerging Cognitive Patterns webinar.