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Bots and AI: Voice vs. Text for Your AI Bot Interface

September 21, 2017 Published by // // // // //

How do you decide whether your AI bot should be a chatbot or a voice bot? The context of the use case is an important factor of course, but should it be the deciding factor or should you make both channels available to users? Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby, CEO/Co-Founder of The Bot Platform Syd Lawrence, […]
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Bots and AI: Bot Messaging vs. Push Notifications vs. SMS

September 14, 2017 Published by // // // //

With so many channels available to deliver messages to users these days—SMS, email, push notifications, and so on—where does bot messaging fit in? And how different from the other channels is it really from a tech standpoint? CEO/Co-Founder of The Bot Platform Syd Lawrence and Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby shared their viewpoints in a […]
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Bots and AI: Great Bot Use Cases in Production Today

September 7, 2017 Published by // // // //

Every bot developer must contend with the limitations that are inherent in such a relatively new technology. But innovators always find a way to transcend tech limitations and build something remarkable. I asked Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby and CTO/Co-Founder of Opearlo Oscar Merry to share examples of great use cases they’ve encountered or built for […]
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Nexmo Amazon Lex Connector in Public Beta

May 11, 2017 Published by // // //

At Nexmo, we are really excited by the prospects of Bots and AI. We believe that natural language communications are the next revolution in how we interact with technology. As a communications platform, we are well placed to take part in this revolution and we want you to be too. Amazon recently released their Lex […]
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Streaming Calls to a Browser with Voice WebSockets

December 19, 2016 Published by //

We recently announced WebSocket support within our new Voice API. The initial use cases for this are around server-to-server communication between the Nexmo Voice API and speech AI platforms such as IBM Watson or Amazon Alexa. However, I’d like to show you a little demo we built for our booth at AWS ReInvent that shows […]
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Nexmo and Tilda, the EMF Camp Badge

August 3, 2016 Published by //

I’m super excited. Just 3 more days to go until EMF Camp. EMF is one of my favourite events. A friend once used the term “Glastonbury for Geeks” and I think he’s about right. Take away the bands and replace it with drones, laser cutters and random radio networks, and you’ve got pretty much the […]
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Win Tickets to Electromagnetic Field 2016

July 1, 2016 Published by //

We’re really excited to be a sponsor of EMFCamp in the UK this August. We have some exciting plans that we don’t want to say too much about just yet but we hope you’ll love the way we’re bringing Nexmo to the event both technically and physically. EMF Ticket Giveaway If you’ve been following the […]
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Phone Numbers – Fact or Fiction

June 22, 2016 Published by //

I’m a phone number geek, I always have been. As a child I used to read the front section of the phone directory where all the area codes and special numbers were listed! So, it’s not really surprising that I ended up with a career in telecoms. There’s something fascinating about the structure of phone […]
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