Bots Aren't the Killer Apps We Hoped For (Yet)

Posted by Juliette Kopecky on Jan 16, 2017 8:19:59 AM

Chatbots are the future, but they almost certainly aren't the present.

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Topics: AI, intelligent assistants

Remembering SmarterChild

Posted by Matt Carbone on Dec 20, 2016 12:25:53 PM

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Messaging platforms and chatbots are blowing up. But it’s almost 2017 and you already know that, right? You’re probably ignoring your coworker’s Slack DM right now. Or maybe Alexa creeps you out sometimes but you’re willing to overlook it to conveniently order paper towels.

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Topics: intelligent assistants

Conversational Interface: People Don’t (Necessarily) Read What Your Bot Says

Posted by Jon Klein on Nov 17, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Chatbots are all the rage. Or, at least they were a couple of months ago. You don’t need to go back far in time to see the full hype and disillusionment cycle. In April, VentureBeat declared a chatbot gold rush and then a short time later in October that chatbots suck (for now). How did this change in chatbot sentiment build so quickly?

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Topics: About, AI, Artificial Intelligence, intelligent assistants

There's no word for what Talla does yet (but we'll say 'intelligent assistants' anyway)

Posted by Brooke Torres on Aug 25, 2016 10:22:00 AM

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At Talla, we describe our solutions as intelligent assistants. We chose this term because it is a fairly accurate description of what our software does, but we concede it's not very evocative. Frankly, an intelligent assistant sounds like an overqualified secretary, much like social media sounds like a particularly chatty group of journalists.

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Topics: intelligent assistants