In Context

The next-generation communications blog from Nexmo

Category: Real-time Communications

Bots and AI: The Promise and Challenge of Cross-platform Bot Development

October 13, 2017 Published by // // // //

Building a text or voice bot that can be deployed across all the major bot platforms is not unlike trying to build a mobile app for iOS and Android a decade ago. I spoke with Opearlo Co-Founder / CTO Oscar Merry and Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby about how developers should approach cross-platform bot development […]
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Bots and AI: What Is a Bot Platform, Exactly?

October 5, 2017 Published by // // //

The major providers in the AI bot space—IBM Watson, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Amazon Lex, Google APIs—all offer roughly the same things, but each one has its own terminology. From bot platform to bot channel to bot framework, I asked Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby and CEO/Co-Founder of The Bot Platform Syd Lawrence to help me […]
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The Future of Business Travel Is Customer Experience Innovation

September 26, 2017 Published by // // // // //

Enterprises in the traditional hospitality industry are facing a serious problem: on one side, online aggregators like Kayak and Trivago are pushing to own the relationship with the customer, treating the hotels themselves as wholesalers to be squeezed on price. On the other side are alternative, startup providers, such as Airbnb, whose more personal offering […]
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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: 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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What is Real Time Communications?

July 5, 2017 Published by //

Real time communications is the near simultaneous exchange of information over any type of telecommunications service from the sender to the receiver in a connection with negligible latency, according to SearchUnified Communications. Examples of real time communications include: Voice over landlines and mobile phones VoIP Instant messaging (e.g., WhatsApp, WeChat), Video and teleconferencing Robotic telepresence However, […]
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The Communications Trends Defining Next-Gen Customer Engagement

June 26, 2017 Published by // // // // // //

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Head of Platform Marketing Francisco Kattan and Head of Voice Products Roland Selmer for the debut episode of our video series Communications in Context. The conversation centered on emerging trends that are defining how savvy businesses need to engage their customers. It was a rich topic that […]
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