Episode 32: Conversational Interfaces, Chatbots and the Technology Behind Them

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This is a podcast episode titled, Episode 32: Conversational Interfaces, Chatbots and the Technology Behind Them. The summary for this episode is: Conversational interfaces, chatbots and natural language processing are all integral parts of what we like to call messaging for business. In this episode, Ben Wilde interviews Georgian Partners' Jason Brenier, a new member of the firm's Impact Team with deep expertise in instant messaging and conversational agents. You'll hear about: -What’s driving the adoption of conversational interfaces (1:12) -How natural language processing will advance conversational interfaces (3:30) -The techniques being applied in conversational interfaces (6:34) -The evolution of text interaction (7:23) -Automation’s role in conversational interfaces (9:08) -Where companies are focusing their efforts on chatbots (10:28) -How sophisticated chatbots are (11:49) -What bot designers should be thinking about from a language perspective (13:18) -Bot design properties you need to keep in mind (14:34) -Key benefits of conversational interfaces (18:35) -Examples of business applications of the technology (19:22)

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Conversational interfaces, chatbots and natural language processing are all integral parts of what we like to call messaging for business. In this episode, Ben Wilde interviews Georgian Partners' Jason Brenier, a new member of the firm's Impact Team with deep expertise in instant messaging and conversational agents. You'll hear about: -What’s driving the adoption of conversational interfaces (1:12) -How natural language processing will advance conversational interfaces (3:30) -The techniques being applied in conversational interfaces (6:34) -The evolution of text interaction (7:23) -Automation’s role in conversational interfaces (9:08) -Where companies are focusing their efforts on chatbots (10:28) -How sophisticated chatbots are (11:49) -What bot designers should be thinking about from a language perspective (13:18) -Bot design properties you need to keep in mind (14:34) -Key benefits of conversational interfaces (18:35) -Examples of business applications of the technology (19:22)