One of the hottest topics of the last few years has been AI in all its forms, everything from simple female-named chatting tools, to domesday predictions that AI will kill us all, or at least make us fat and obsolete in the workplace.
So far what we’ve seen and been able to play with has mostly been in the form of chat bots, helping us navigate over-complicated websites or get some very limited customer service help.
Chatbots, software programs that mimic human conversation, are one of the hottest trends in artificial intelligence and marketing right now.
And the company will be staffing up soon for the busy holiday shipping season – it added around 100,000 seasonal hires last year across the country.
The bonuses are either $500, $125, $100 or $75 per week, depending on employees’ job, location and the shift they work.
1-800-Flowers lends itself particularly well to this kind of chatbot — people buying flowers are typically looking to find the appropriate selection quickly, and get live updates about delivery timing.
Ever wanted to replicate a celebrity’s lipstick color? The company’s Color Match bot for Messenger helps customers find a Sephora lipstick that matches the shade in a photo they’ve uploaded.
It’s a unique conversations-first approach to dating, rather than the popular photos-first world of tinder and other dating apps.
In a recent interview, Prashant Pitti, shared that about 70% of Near Group conversations happen among users in the Philippines.In a very conversational way, they message back and forth with customers to carry out any number of tasks, from ordering items to suggesting and finding products. Here are a few examples of how innovative companies are using chatbots to help improve operations, connect with customers, and increase sales.The flower delivery juggernaut was one of Facebook Messenger’s first bots. Before you call this “yet another dating app,” you should know that Near Group enables more than 2 million conversations every single day, making it one of the most active chatbots we’ve come across.Both you and the person you are chatting with stay anonymous until you want to share your photos and more.So if you’re in the Philippines, you’ve probably already heard of Near Group.