How Hotels Can Distinguish Themselves through Mobile Self-Service Solutions – A Day in the Life from the Vegas Strip

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Mobile phones have become the ultimate travel companion for consumers as they express a growing preference and need to engage with hotels through channels such as SMS, web chat and chatbots that support these devices. This has opened up a whole new world of consumer …

How we deployed Edward the SMS chatbot on Amazon Echo in 30 Minutes

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A few weeks ago, I introduced you to Edward. Weeks later, we are still being approached from analysts, customers, partners, other vendors, who all want to hear more about this exciting project. It is still very early, but seeing the first guests interact with it …

No Service Is The New Service: Bots, VRM and Delegating To Myself

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I make jokes regularly in the office about how I’m going to use Aspect’s interactive text response and natural language understanding platform to build an AlyxBot that will attend meetings for me and report back. (If any of my coworkers are reading this and feel …

Conversational Commerce Is Here: What Is Your Business Saying?

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Many industry experts have deemed 2016 as the year of conversational commerce (ConvComm), a term first used in early 2015 by Uber’s Chris Messina, which speaks to the intersection of business and social messaging applications like the popular and ubiquitous Facebook Messenger. 

Messaging applications have now …

How we Built Edward, an Artificially Intelligent, SMS Virtual Host for Radisson Blu Edwardian

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In late 2015, our Chief Customer Officer, Joe Gagnon, and I, met with the IT Director, and the COO of Radisson Blu Edwardian in London. A long-term customer of Aspect’s, we were there to share what we have been so diligently working on over the …