We’ve talked in length about the reputation AI tends to have - overpowering and sometimes downright creepy. But, what’s not talked about enough is the fact that the importance of humans thrown into the mix can’t be understated. Without humans, every word uttered or typed has a certain emptiness to it, seeming – for lack of a better word – robotic.
With the advancements in speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP) and dialog management, AI can have human-like conversations with customers and take over typical customer service tasks. Let's look at some of the top reasons why an AI-powered digital employee can be your best hire in 2019.
When it comes to implementing a conversation AI solution to fuel the customer care strategy, companies are challenged with the good old ‘Buy, build or partner’ problem. The ‘why’ is almost always clear, but the ‘how’ not so much. Companies need to answer questions such as - Do we have the right AI-talent in house? If not, can we hire the right people? Do we have an AI strategy? How does a conversational AI solution fit into that? Is it related to our core competency?
When it comes to AI, it’s important to recognize that it’s not all created equal. There are a lot of solutions that claim to offer ‘conversational artificial intelligence,’ but exactly is conversational AI and who should be involved in it's implementation?