Making Business With A Chatbot

Chatbots are not a new concept. They’re not even from this century. Alan Turing’s 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” laid the foundations of computer conversation via the Turing Test. Almost 30 years ago (1979, the same year Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web), Moviefone began its interactive telephone service. The first real and widely used “chatterbot,” named Smarterchild, was ...

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Drones: Is That Buzzing In Your Ear An Opportunity Or Just A Pest?

Part 3 of the Co-Innovation Series. Day-to-day adoption of drones for commercial purposes is increasing, and it’s leading to not-at-rest sensors going to work, sensing and sense-making the full spectrum of space between terra firma and outer space. The day may soon arrive where identified flying objects continuously pass you on your street, in the halls of your building, or ...

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Google Calendar on the web gets a fresh new look

 After a few years of sticking with essentially the same design, Google Calendar on the web is getting a makeover today. That means a fresh new color palette and a design that’s in line with Google’s Material Design scheme, but also — and more importantly — a responsive layout that smartly adjusts your calendar to the size of your browser ...

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Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch’s Battlefield Australia, Sydney Nov 16

 Hard to believe that TechCrunch’s first Startup Battlefield Australia is just one month away.  The Sydney event on Nov. 16 at ATP’s Locomotive Workshop will present a tremendous day of programming and an epic competition to find the best early-stage startup across Australia and New Zealand. TechCrunch and our partner, Elevacao, are very pleased to announce the agenda for the ...

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10 of the Best Business Presentation Apps for Your Smartphone

Effective presentations are vital in securing new business and helping a firm grow. Thanks to advancements in technology, small businesses now have a wealth of tools available to them for delivering powerful presentations, quickly and efficiently. Best Presentation Apps Here’s ten of the best business presentation apps for your smartphone designed to help you win over your audience. MightyMeeting MightyMeeting ...

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Garmin Speak lets you bring Alexa along in the car

 Amazon and Garmin have teamed up to bring the wisdom and subservient attitude of Alexa to a car near you. The Garmin Speak is an Echo Dot-like device that sits in the dash of your car and brings the full range of Alexa skills into the car. What’s more, the Garmin Speak integrates Alexa services through the car stereo, meaning ...

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Arriving At A New Destination: Airline Industry Needs To Focus On CX

It’s been a bit since I’ve written about one of my favorite topics: How airlines could soar by incorporating social and real-time responses to provide a better customer experience. I’ve had travel on the mind lately, since I’m heading to Barcelona and reminded, once again, of just how important customer engagement and customer service are in this incredibly competitive age. Boarding has ...

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