Artificial intelligence · Accelerators

What are your thoughts on the Bot or "AI" space such as the Facebook Messenger bot?

Will Tran

April 14th, 2016

Recently we won Angelhack Austin and hopefully we get into the global competiton Global Demo Day We built and wanted to hear from people who have experience in the bot automation space. What competitors do you know of (we already GoogleFu, just wanted to see what people know)? What do you think about this space? What do you know about AI and machine learning?

Thank you.

Craig Merry CEO/Founder of Beacon Safety Co. and Operations Coordinator at Purple Communications, Inc.

April 14th, 2016

Bots are great. Unfortunately, most of your competitors (esp. Intercom) have a leg-up on bringing a great, new dimension to the online experience. 

But unless you can get a smooth UI/VUI going, it's going to be hard to convince people to buy your product. However, there is opportunity. Take a look at what Intercom has done thus far with their approach and how a more automated system would them/you. Think about how sharing cameras/microphones from your guests or b2b customers would help the computer learn what it is that should be the "right" procedure to carry out. It's possible and I can't wait to see how startups tackle this!

Alex Mayberry Chief Product Officer

April 15th, 2016

You can take a look at what we're doing with our SILVIA artificial intelligence platform: