Free STC Member-Only Sponsored Webinar: Connecting a Chatbot to Your Technical Content, Beyond the Demo: Myth and Reality

Speakers

Fabrice Lacroix
CEO of Antidot

Start

May 31, 2018 - 2:00 PM

End

May 31, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Connecting to a Chatbot to Your Technical Content, Beyond the Demo: Myth and Reality

Analysts predict that chatbots will overtake websites and apps as your customers’ preferred interface in the near future. How do you get past the exciting, carefully staged demo presentation into the world of real-life customers? Demos are brief and can be successful with only a few lines of conversation, guided by some simple rules. This is how almost all chatbots work today. But tech content is textual and not rule-based. In fact, it is impossible to revamp the many thousands of pieces of content written for human readers into a formal rules-based system. The problem is how to connect the textual content, in any format or structure, with the inner processes of the bot. One way or another we are going to be having verbal conversations with our devices. We will review the various approaches and what the maturity of this technology allows.

We will explain how rules-based chatbots work and why those simple demos are so impressive and why chatbots so often fail as soon as they enter the real world.  We will go over the difficulties in fueling a chatbot with text-based content. Then we will show you how you can go to the next level with a chatbot that can take you to a higher degree of functionality, using the text-based content in which you have already invested.

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