Turning Chatbots Into Digital Assistants With Integrated Artificial Intelligence

October 20, 2021 3 min read By Cogito Tech. 1121 views

The digital horizon has broadened with various technology stacks bringing in new features and additions for enhancing the capabilities of products and services. The world has juggled IoT synchronously and has made tall strides towards creating more immersive human experiences through technology.

Chronologically, towards some essential technological advancements, the digital world paved the way for the birth of chatbots for providing instantaneous support. Chatbots need no introduction; they are the most conversational digital assistants built on technology platforms for assisting in sending a multitude of human-like responses. Easing pressure on human’s vocal and typing ability, the bots are making it easy by responding with an appropriate answer. With them, the digital conversations have leaped forward with these virtually responsive guides.

Technology Powers Technology

The application of chatbots has been multifarious; starting from addressing questions to providing essential support for troubleshooting tasks, contributing a major portion of tech support to human capacities.

Chatbots are more than mere agents for optimizing customer experience on web portals or answering questions; they are now being deployed industry-wide for technical assistance. The role of chatbots cum digital assistants has helped in streamlining internal processes, in global enterprises. More popularly, in the entrepreneurial landscape, chatbots have the identity of digital assistants with varied capabilities. While Artificial Intelligence or AI capabilities are not mandatory for all bots in terms of customer support, some bots are not necessarily designed to work as per pre-defined technical flow. These bots or the digital assistant (serving as enterprise chatbots) are designed for specific technical support purposes having an end goal. NLP or natural language processing plays a key role in enabling the core functioning of digital assistants, AI in the backend works for solving multi-dimensional use cases, posed during an individual conversation.

Goal-oriented Digital Assistants

Artificial Intelligence acts to bring collaboration between the principles and sub-branches of machine learning. One of the sub-technologies used through machine learning, digital assistants provide the ability to evaluate the intent of users on unified platforms. Such platforms have a backend mechanism that works with the help of the Chatbot intent classification dataset and the machine learning-enabled AI digital assistant to fulfilling the underlying objective of the architecture. While customer-oriented chatbots are fairly easy to develop, the goal-oriented digital assistants for enterprises are developed in different cycles.

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In the first cycle, the designing of the digital assistants depends upon the specific need as per the collated data or congregated information stored over a period of time in an organization. Digital assistants or chatbots are also developed by keeping principles of NLP in mind involving intent classification dataset used and utterances that are extracted from the main data. Big data, herein, makes the development of enterprise-grade digital assistants feasible and more logical. In the subsequent cycle, the workflow is made by working out multiple complex scenarios. For this, a multi-layered structure against each data problem is erected and how the workflow will respond in the given situation, even when the data is unavailable, yet the context can be established. To elaborate an instance, if a new platform user requires instant textual conversation-based support, then they type in their query and find the answers by selecting the options presented by the digital assistant. The response for such a case will be provided in a unified form by searching and showcasing information in the form of multiple lists.

Such workflows are thoroughly tested and use cases established before final integration. The evaluation of enterprise-grade digital assistants is managed for translating the end-goals into reality and providing more value for solving complexities on a global scale. While chatbots are used across all business sectors, the diverse applicability of chatbots will lead to capability enhancement on behalf of the tech community.

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The Takeaway

We are awaiting for chatbots to stay on the ground with a concrete objective, especially when Artificial Intelligence has more alternatives and integrated solutions to incorporate than merely NLP-based conversations. Scalability requirements in the global enterprise can open up a new dimension for chatbots to rise a level higher. Do more and leverage the untraversed in technology.

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