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Easy Guide To Having A Virtual Agent For Your Website

Companies are forever seeking opportunities to save time, increase efficiency, promote positive customer relationships and boost their revenues. To achieve this, many businesses readily invest in hiring customer service agents. A 2017 article by Forbes shows that the customer service industry is a booming market, at the time valuing $350 Billion.

So customer service is key to your business’s success, but what of companies with limited resources like a startup? Or organizations whose employees are already stretched thin?

A virtual agent provides a welcome solution.

A virtual agent is a term typically used to describe a type of chatbot for businesses.

Virtual agents offer help with websites, give information about their companies products or services, answer users’ questions, and provide support, sales, and customer service. They are an automated version of a human customer service agent made up of artificial intelligence applications that have come to seamlessly interact with human intelligence.

Bot Libre makes it EASY for you to create your chatbot or virtual agent for your business.

For free, and with no programming required, you can create your bot, and embed it on your website, mobile app, or social media. You can create bots for website help, technical support, sales, marketing, customer service, or to automate social media, thus improving your online presence.

Training Your Chatbot

Chatbots can be trained using one of several simple options.

  • Import FAQs, scripts, and chat logs
  • Review and edit responses from Admin Console’s Training & Chat Logs page
  • Have conversations with yourself and others
  • Listening in on the chatbot during a live chat

Bot Libre bots support advanced artificial intelligence that can be enabled to let bots learn and comprehend language. Bots can also be scripted and programmed using AIML, and the Self (a dialect of JavaScript).

To create your very own free chatbot, see How to create your chatbot in 10 clicks You can also watch this video on How to Add a Virtual Agent to your website

Once you have created your chatbot, you can begin to train it using the steps above. Then you can personalize it to suit your website. You can change your bot’s picture or choose an animated avatar from the Bot Libre Avatar page in its Admin Console. You can also connect your bot to Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Telegram, Kik, WeChat, email, or SMS. You can import chat logs, words from Wiktionary, or data from WikiData. You can browse the internal structure of your bot’s memory. If you’re an advanced user, you can program or script your bot using AIML or Self. You can view your bot’s log.

Embedding Your Chatbot Onto Your Website

The Embed page generates the HTML/JavaScript code required to embed your bot on your website. Simply copy the code in the top text area, and paste it into the page on your website you want the bot to appear on.

The Embed page provides several different types of embedding, and many embedding options to control the look of the bot on your page. The “Box” embedding option is the most common for a virtual agent and gives you a “Chat Now” button on your page.

The embed page also lets you enter a CSS styles sheet to customize the look and feel of your bot’s popup. You can also customize the style settings in the generated code.

The embedding code uses JavaScript and the open-source Bot Libre JavaScript SDK. You can customize the JavaScript however you wish. There are also more embedding options available in the JavaScript object, such as prompting the user for their contact information.

Styles

Bot Libre supports several different types of button and chat styles to enhance user experience.

Button Styles

Here are just 5 of the 11 Bot Libre button styles for the embedding page. Simply select any button style from the button style drop down menu.

Chat Styles

Bot Libre now supports five chat styles. Pick one of the five different chat styles for your embedding by selecting a specific stylesheet option from Style Sheet drop down menu.

Chat Log Style
Social Style
Chat Room Style
Blue Stye
Pink Style

Custom Styles

Bot Libre also supports custom style sheets. Simply select “Custom Style” from the style sheet drop down menu. Enter the URL pointing to your custom style sheet in the custom style sheet input field, and press the “Generate Code” button. You can copy the code from any of the existing style sheets to make your own custom style. You will need to host your custom style sheet on your own website, or in the Bot Libre script library.

If you also want to add live chat to your website, you can do that by creating a Live Chat Channel, and getting its embed code from its embed page.

That’s it, good luck creating your bots! If you have any questions, encountered any issues or would like help setting up your bot, you can contact support@botlibre.com , or chat with the Help Bot or upgrade to our Platinum service where we can build your bot for you, contact sales@botlibre.biz .


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The Arrival of the Metaverse

Ally McBeal, an American drama that was popular in the 2000s, has an episode about a woman who chooses euthanasia because of her “dream” family. The story starts with a woman with an absurd demand of living her life in a dream with her “dream” family through euthanasia instead of her reality where she is alone. Usually, dreams are not continuous, but the woman can continue the same dream when she sleeps and live a totally different life. This episode is especially memorable because the story is very relatable to the element of “Metaverse” in the 21st century. New technologies are shifting our imagination closer to reality.

Ally McBeal, Source(TMDB)

Metaverse has become a buzzword in the IT industry recently. The Metaverse is a 3-dimensional virtual world where social, economic, and cultural activity takes place. Virtual reality has become more popular in the last few years, so many companies are working on making the Metaverse a reality. Facebook, Microsoft and NVIDIA are all working on a version of the Metaverse. Facebook has changed their company name to Meta, Microsoft is working on “enterprise Metaverse,” and NVIDIA is working on a project they’ve named Omnibus.

Why Is the Metaverse So Popular?

Metaverse is the next step in virtual reality (VR). While VR allows you to immerse yourself in gameplay through an avatar, the Metaverse will allow you to engage in a range of social and cultural activities.

Millennials will remember a popular online chat room, Habbo Hotel, that allowed users to create rooms, personalize their avatar, and engage in conversations and games with other users. Habbo Hotel and chat rooms of the early 2000s like Club Penguin were the predecessors of the Metaverse. They allowed a certain amount of personalization and social activities, but the Metaverse promises an immersive experience through the use of VR technology.

The Metaverse that tech giants like Meta (formerly Facebook) envision is like an online world where users can work in virtual offices, attend virtual concerts, and even walk virtual pets with their friends. The Metaverse is so popular because it represents breaking down the final barrier in globalization, location. Location will no longer be an issue in catching up with friends or attending events. You can do all of those things from the comfort of your own home.

Not just for gamers, the Metaverse provides more freedom in communication and life.

A lot of dystopian sci-fi books and movies have examined this concept of a “second-life.” Think about the Matrix movies, Ready Player One, or Snow Crash, where the term the Metaverse originated. Virtual reality gaming allows players to immerse themselves in gameplay, but the Metaverse will allow people to conduct life in a virtual environment. Many experts believe that Covid-19 was a catalyst to the sudden interest in the Metaverse. Since reality was restricted due to the pandemic, communication moved largely online.

To look at where it all began, we need to look at online gaming. Two great examples of this are Zepetto and Roblox.

Zepetto collaborating with various fashion brands DIOR to launch a makeup collection. Source: Zepetto

Zepetto

Zepetto is an AR avatar-based service created by Naver Snow. It was derived from their camera application Snow, which allows users to turn selfies into avatars. Zepetto was launched in 2018 and has grown exponentially since then, surpassing 200 million users in 2021. In 2019, Zepetto even ranked first in the app stores of 37 countries.

The functionality of Snow allows users to create 3D avatars by taking photos of their faces. Deep learning-based facial recognition software creates an avatar that they can then customize with skin, eye, and hair color. Once the avatar has been created, users play games and communicate on social media through Zepetto.

Zepetto has a circular structure that allows users to create anything they can imagine. Avatars function as if they were real people with personalities and can participate in activities like in real life. In Zepetto, users can:

  • Travel
  • Participate in dance competitions
  • Cook for friends
  • Tour a house

Users can record their activities and share them on their social media feeds within Zepetto. This has been done over 1 billion times to date.

Lineup of Roblox Avatars. (Image via Roblox)

Roblox

Roblox differs from Zepetto in that it concentrates on games rather than social functions. Roblox boasts 43 million daily active users and is particularly popular with teenagers in the US. It was released in 2006 and now operates in over 180 countries, and over half of American teenagers under the age of 16 use Roblox.

The driving force behind Roblox is “openness.” Unlike other gaming platforms, users can create and distribute their own games on the Roblox platform. The Roblox environment makes it easy for people to create games using simple coding, and elementary school students in particular use this feature with gusto. There are as many as 50 million games on Roblox, and more than 10 million games are played every month.

While the most popular games are provided by game companies, the individual users also create games and earn money through contributions.

The Metaverse: Removing Daily Commutes

The Covid-19 pandemic’s remote work requirements identified another use of the Metaverse. While technology makes it easier to work from home and to communicate with colleagues, the work environment was lacking. A major benefit of working from an office is the ability to collaborate and network with colleagues. Remote work adds barriers to those activities, and many people who started new roles in the pandemic reported that they didn’t know any of their colleagues.

It seems that flexible work arrangements are popular, with many workers wanting the option of working from home in order to reduce the cost and time of a daily commute. However, the Metaverse will be able to bridge the gap and allow more connection throughout the workday.

Virtual workplaces are already in use across the world. eXP Realty, a US real estate broker, has been using a virtual office since 2009. They needed to cut costs after the housing crisis but didn’t want to lose the benefit of sharing knowledge around the office. While it took a little while to adjust to moving around in a virtual space, realtors quickly took to the platform. eXP Realty has even implemented office etiquette guidelines for their virtual office like respect closed office doors. Open office doors in their virtual workspace mean colleagues can enter freely to collaborate.

Large-scale meetings are held in eXP World’s Auditorium where agents can attend from around the world via their avatars(Source: eXP Life)

How Will the Metaverse Look in the Future?

So far, it is hard to tell because the Metaverse is in very early stages. Currently, users explore virtual spaces through an avatar and can use text or voice chat to communicate with other avatars. When tech leaders speak about the Metaverse, they talk about creating realistic experiences such as virtual concerts and product launches. But so far, it is hard to see how that can be achieved in a realistic way.

The one thing we do know is that a lot of investment is going into creating the Metaverse and there is a lot of interest from people and companies in creating this virtual world. We predict that the Metaverse will bring wide scale change and that people will spend increasing amounts of time in the Metaverse, both professionally and in their personal time. The Software Policy Research Institute predicted that Metaverse platform B2C games and social networking would gain mainstream attention in 2020 and 2021, and from that point, adoption would spread to B2B and B2G areas. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicted that the Metaverse will be worth 300 trillion in the next five years as companies are discussing Metaverse real estate and corporate opportunities.

We believe that a growth focus in the Metaverse will improve the realism of the content. This is something that tech companies are already working on as a marketing differentiator. So far, the Metaverse will combine AR, VR, and MR (Mixed Reality) technology to allow users to move around the virtual world, seeing through an HMD (head-mounted display.) There has been talk of incorporating other senses such as touch and smell that will relate to the visual content. Another prediction is that companies can create avatars for AI technology, called MetaHumans, who can interact with the virtual world and avatars as a human-controlled avatar would.

All we can say for sure is that we are excited about the possibilities the Metaverse will bring to the world both in terms of personal and business impact. We advise companies to watch out for new developments so they can be quick to jump onboard trends and adapt to the virtual world.

Communicating Knowledge, Saltlux.

  1. Before Meta, there was Habbo: How social games laid the framework for the metaverse
  2. The virtual office of the future might look a lot like your favorite video game


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What is OCR? How does it work, and what are its use cases? — Tech Zimo

What is OCR? How does it work, and what are its use cases? — Tech Zimo

You might be familiar with OCR technology if you have been in the race of making automated document processing workflows. Moreover, with increasing digital advancement

Enterprises across the world are transitioning from paper-based documents to digital data processing. But, what is OCR? How does it work? And in which business process can it be utilized to leverage its benefits? Let’s dig into this article into what benefits OCR brings to the table.

An OCR system is a combination of hardware and software. The main goal of this technology is to scan the textual data and images from the physical document and translate the character within document and then utilize it for processing data or information. Organizations can use OCR to Fastrack data access and processing, from gathering to analyzing data.

For instance, let’s say the scanner identified the invoice total as $800, but in reality, it has to be $8000. A human might make mistake if they have to handle high volume invoices. But OCR with AI can identify the mistake automatically correct it in real-time without manual intervention.

OCR system works in three processes-

Image Pre-Processing

This step involves the processing of documents into images for analyzing data and light areas and categorizing them into separate elements.

Intelligent Character Recognition

The second step involves the identification of characters and converting them into ASCII code for further manipulations.

Post-Processing-

The final step includes the error correction by using Artificial intelligence. Also, artificial intelligence can be trained on the specific lexicon of words that will be found in the document.

However, using NLP, machine learning algorithm, and computer vision method offers an advanced version of OCR that is not limited to character recognition only. Using this combination of technology correct errors using probabilistic approaches and recognize patterns in training samples.

Legal Documentation

Regardless of industries, sensitive data is everywhere. Whether it’s a financial institution or IT organization, service desk agents have to go through legal documents for claims processing and others. Considering the time involved in extracting data for processing further operations, OCR is the savior. OCR limits the paperwork and extracts data from multiple systems with an easy view and sharing options. Also, OCR helps enterprises gain to create an in-house search engine to search information directly from the database.

Banking

Banking service desk agents often struggle with the humongous task of accessing data for loan processing, KYC, credit-debit card approval, money transfer, and others. Without OCR, manually verifying high volume data take a toll on employee productivity. Using OCR can benefit banking organizations by automatically reviewing the information and matching the details. In addition, combining AI with OCR reduces error, increases analyzing capability, enhances employee productivity altogether.

Retail

From processing invoices to inventory management, the retail service team is encumbered with the task of extracting data from multiple resources in multiple formats. Considering the manual intervention involved in extracting and analyzing data makes a perfect case for OCR. OCR technology can efficiently go through the keywords presented on the document, analyze them, and verify them without manual intervention. Also, retailers use serial numbers encoded with barcodes for their product descriptions. By using OCR, retailers can fast scan the barcode to get the serial number to track stock.

Health Records

Having one’s entire medical history direct on the table is all a patient wants from the organization. Rather than maintaining past medical records, X-rays, and other reports, having a digital record system could be a great help. Using OCR, healthcare organizations can digitally store past medical reports, data, and prescriptions altogether in a unified place. Along with enhancing data accessibility, OCR also helps maintain healthcare legislation and compliance policy.

The benefits of OCR go beyond digitizing documents and scanning the information. Combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other cognitive capabilities, OCR can get the best deal for your business, manage and audit the mismatch at a much faster pace than humans. Also, who doesn’t want easy and efficient data processing and access? So what are you waiting for? OCR is an opportunity to lead in the digital transformation era; embracing is all you need.

Author Bio Vatsal Ghiya is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare AI software and services. He is the CEO and co-founder of
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/vatsal-ghiya-4191855/ , which enables the on-demand scaling of our platform, processes, and people for companies with the most demanding machine learning and artificial intelligence initiatives.

Originally published at https://www.techzimo.com on April 27, 2022.


What is OCR? How does it work, and what are its use cases? — Tech Zimo was originally published in Chatbots Life on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

The Essential Chatbot Terminology That Beginners Must Know — EmpathyBots

The Essential Chatbot Terminology That Beginners Must Know — EmpathyBots

Reading something about chatbots and having no clue about what the author is talking about, that technical jargon?

And because of that, you have to Google them frequently!

I can feel that mate!

Because it is quite normal especially when you’re a beginner in the space and doesn’t have any idea about the technical chatbot terminology.

But, guess what?

In this guide, I’m going to solve your problem by assembling all of this chatbot terminology in one place and giving them out to you.

So that you don’t need to open a new tab and google them again.

So, let’s dive in!

The Essential Chatbot Terminology That Beginners Must Know
Source: EmpathyBots

48 Essential Chatbot Terminology

Here is the list of 48 chatbot terminology sorted in alphabetical order so that you could easily find out the specific one you are looking for.

Actions

Actions are nothing but the logical action your chatbot takes.

It can be sending notifications, split traffic, setting message delay, etc.

AI-Powered Chatbot

An AI-powered chatbot is a chatbot built by using artificial intelligence (AI) functions such as machine learning (ML) and natural language understanding & processing (NLU&P).

API

Well, the meaning of API is the same in chatbots as well that is the Application Programming Interface which allows two different applications to communicate and share features with each other.

Attributes/Fields

Attributes are nothing but the user information fields such as first name, last name, email, phone number, etc.

There are two different types of attributes as Custom Attributes and System Attributes.

The custom attributes are attributes created by us (a chatbot developer).

And, the system attributes are nothing but the already available or defined attributes by the chatbot development tool.

Auto-Responder

Auto-responder contains the pre-defined responses to be sent to users when they perform certain actions while interacting with your chatbot.

Bot Subscribers

Bot subscribers are the same as email subscribers.

The chatbot users automatically get opt-in as bot subscribers when they first interact or reply to your chatbot.

Broadcasting

Broadcasting is an outbound message to be sent to multiple bot subscribers at the same time.

This message is sent proactively rather than as a response to the user’s message.

Chat Widget

A chat widget is nothing but a chat window that is used to add a chatbot to a website or app. It let users communicate with your chatbot from a website or app.

Chatbot

Well, you’re here means you might know it but still it deserves to be on a list.

A chatbot is an automated conversational flow that simulates human conversation, either via voice or text-based communication.

Chatbot Builder/Development Tool

Chatbot builder is nothing but a tool to build a chatbot.

It can be a no-code development tool like ManyChat or an NLP-based development framework like Dialogflow.

Classifier

A classifier is a feature to categorize users or user inputs into different groups.

This feature is also known as Split Traffic on some development platforms.

Compulsory/Mandatory Input

It’s an easy one!

It is like those mandatory fields we have to fill on the forms. Similarly, in chatbot also there could be some mandatory input that is needed to perform future processes.

Content Blocks

A content block is a feature to create responses that contain content in the form of text, images, video, audio, buttons, quick replies, and more.

Conversation Ender

A conversation ender is a process to end the conversation.

It could be a message or set of messages that is used to conclude the conversation.

Conversation Failure

Conversation failure is a possible situation that can occur in a chatbot when the chatbot fails to respond to user input.

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Conversation Repair

Conversation repair is a process to handle the situation of conversation failure.

The chatbot can be programmed to handle such situations by redirecting the users.

Conversation Starter

A conversation starter is a process to start a conversation.

It could be a greeting message or a set of different messages that are used to start the conversation.

Conversational AI

Conversational AI uses the technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language understanding & processing (NLU&P) to build interactive applications like chatbots, virtual agents, and interactive games.

Conversational Flow

The conversational flow is nothing but a flowchart that represents an effortless progression of responses that happens in a chatbot based on conditions or values.

Conversational Script

The conversational script is nothing but the dialogues which are the combination of words, sentences, images, GIFs, and many other things used to give direction to a conversation.

Conversational UI

Conversational UI is an interface created for users to communicate with other users or computer technologies like chatbots.

Decision Tree

A decision tree is the same as the conversational flow that shows how conversation happens based on the decisions made.

Default Reply

Default reply is an automatic reply triggered when the chatbot doesn’t understand and cannot reply to particular user input.

Deployment/Conversational Channel

A conversational channel is a place where a chatbot is deployed after development.

It could be a website, app, or social messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram, etc.

Entity

An entity is similar to a variable in a chatbot that is used to store and extract users’ input/data.

Entry Points

Entry points are nothing but a place from where users launched a chatbot and start interacting with it.

It could be a simple link, chat widget, or social messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, Instagram, etc.

Fallback

Fallback is the same as the default reply that is triggered when the chatbot doesn’t recognize a user’s input.

Flows

Flows are the sequence of conversational steps in the chatbot.

Hybrid Chat

Hybrid chat means a chatbot and human work together to make conversations more effective and smoother.

This kind of chatbot is called a human/agent assistant.

Integrations

Integrations are the third-part apps that can be used in your chatbot to enhance its abilities.

Intent

The intent is a feature to define the motive behind a conversation and program a chatbot specific to that particular intent.

Keywords

Keywords are the words that are used to trigger a particular action in a chatbot.

It is mostly used in AI-powered chatbots.

Live Chat

Live chat is a feature that pauses a chatbot for some time and lets you chat with users.

You can also program your chatbot to automatically transfer users to a live chat.

Machine Learning (ML)

Machine learning is a branch of AI that identifies patterns from past conversations and train a chatbot to improve its performance.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Natural language processing (NLP) is a branch of AI that enables chatbots to read, understand, and process human language.

Optional Input

Optional input is the same as those optional fields in the form that can be left blank.

Quick Reply

A quick reply is a short message in a bubble-kind button that shows the possible options to users and allows them to make a decision quickly.

Re-engagement

Re-engagement is a feature to re-engage with existing users by using organic as well as paid methods.

Rule-based Chatbot

A rule-based chatbot is built with the pre-set rules, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and very little Machine Learning (ML).

It is precisely programmed using conditional loops to generate automated responses to users’ messages.

Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment analysis is a technique to measure the sentiment and tone of voice or text messages by using machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) models.

It is used to analyze the user’s attitude/mood during the conversation.

Sequences

A sequence is nothing but a series of automated messages.

Templates

Templates are nothing but pre-designed chatbots/flows that can be used to fasten your chatbot development process.

Trigger

A trigger causes a particular action in a chatbot to get executed.

Typing Delay

Typing delay is a feature that enables you to set up the time delay between two responses to mimic the natural flow of the conversation.

Voicebot

Voicebot is a kind of chatbot that simulates the voice-based interactions between the human and a machine.

The best example of it would be Siri and Google Assistant.

Webhooks

Webhooks are the automated API responses that are used to retrieve information like emails, phone numbers, etc. from the conversation and send it to the web services like CRM, Google Sheets, or any other software.

Welcome/Greeting Message

A welcome message is the first message that your chatbot sends to a user to greet them.

Wrapping Up

So, we’ve just seen the list of 48 essential chatbot terminology that you should know and be familiar with.

Now, I want a little help from your side, by telling me the chatbot terminology that I have missed in this list to make this guide the ultimate resource of chatbot terminology.

Let me know in the comments!

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Facebook — Add A Chatbot

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Facebook — Add A Chatbot

Keeping up with social media and keeping your online community engaged can be a time-consuming task. Through Bot Libre you can now automate your Facebook presence with your own Facebook Messenger bot. Any Bot Libre bot can be connected to a Facebook Messenger page account. The bot will reply to your users’ questions in real-time using the responses of the script you have trained your bot with.

Connecting a bot to Facebook is a bit of a process, as Facebook requires a lot of permissions and validation to be set up to allow a bot on their platform. This “how-to” gives you a step-by-step process to connect your bot to Facebook Messenger.

You can also watch this video on How to create a chatbot for Facebook Messenger over here.

Step 1: Create A Facebook Page For Your Bot

You must then select a category for your page. Choose a category that will make sense for your bot.

Fill out the details for your page to finish creating it.

Step 2: Create A Facebook App For Your Bot

Go to http://developers.facebook.com and click on ‘Get Started’.

Click the ‘Next’ button to continue.

Select the best option to describe yourself on the following screen.

Now click on the ‘Create First App’ button.

Next, enter a Display Name and then click the ‘Create App ID’ button.

On the following screen, click ‘Settings’ in the left toolbar then select ‘Basic’.

Enter “https://www.botlibre.com” into the ‘App Domains’ field. Note your App ID and App Secret, you will need these in following steps.

Scroll to the bottom of this screen and click the ‘+ Add Platform’ button.

Select ‘Website’ from the following popup window.

Just two more steps to go and you’ve added a bot to your website!

Enter “https://www.botlibre.com” into the ‘Site URL’ field.

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Click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Next, click on ‘Facebook Login’ in the left toolbar, then select ‘Settings.’

Enter “https://www.botlibre.com/facebook” into the ‘Valid OAuth Redirect URIs’ field then click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Step 3 — Create a bot

Next, you will need to create a bot to connect with your Facebook Page and App. You can follow the instructions here to create your bot: How to create your own chat bot in 10 clicks

Step 4 — Connect bot with Facebook

From the Bot Libre website, browse to your bot. Go to the Admin Console by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom.

From the Admin Console, click on “Facebook” to take you to a screen to configure your Facebook settings.

Enter the ‘App ID” and “App Secret’ from your Facebook App into the corresponding fields on this form.

Next, click the ‘Authorize’ button to authorize your bot with Facebook. Click ‘Okay’ to accept any permissions needed by Facebook.

Select the checkbox for the page you created in step 1, then click the ‘Next’ button.

Select ‘Yes’ for the requested permissions in the following screen.

Click ‘Done’ when finished.

The “Facebook User”, “Access Token” and “Page” fields should now have been filled in automatically.

Click the “Connect” button to connect your bot to Facebook.

Now scroll down to “Facebook Messenger Properties” and click “Facebook Messenger app (realtime messages)” to toggle it on. Press save.

Copy the “Webhook URL” to your clipboard for use in the next step.

Step 5 — Set up Webhook URL with Facebook

Go to your Facebook App’s dashboard webpage. Click on ‘Products +’ in the left menu.

Next, click the ‘Set Up’ button in the ‘Messenger’ panel.

Now select ‘Settings’ under ‘Messenger’ in the left menu.

Click the ‘Add Callback URL’ button.

Enter the ‘Webhook URL’ you had copied in the previous step into the ‘Callback URL’ field. Enter “token” into the ‘Verify Token’ field.

Click the “Verify and Save” button to finish.

The following window will pop up, select the checkbox next to your page and press the ‘Next’ button.

In the following window, check the box for ‘Manage and access Page conversations on Messenger’.

Press the ‘Done’ button. On the dashboard below, click the ‘Add Subscriptions’ button next to your page.

Select the ‘messages’ checkbox in the following window.

Click the ‘Save’ button. Scroll to the ‘Access Tokens’ section of the Messenger Settings page.

Click the ‘Generate Token’ button next to your bot’s Facebook page.

Click the ‘I Understand’ checkbox, then copy the token to your clipboard by clicking the ‘Copy’ button. Click the ‘Done’ button to close the window.

Now return to your bot’s Admin Console on the Bot Libre website. Go to the ‘Facebook’ tab and paste the ‘Page Access Token’ you had previously copied into the “Facebook Messenger Page Access Token” field.

Click the ‘Save’ button.

Step 6 — Approval by Facebook

At this point, you should be able to send messages to your bot’s Facebook Page with the Facebook user who created the page, and your bot will respond.

For other Facebook users to be able to send and receive messages with your bot, you will need to have your Facebook App approved by Facebook.

Return to the Messenger Settings page on the Facebook Developer website and scroll to the ‘App Review for Messenger’ section.

Click the ‘Add to Submission’ buttons next to the four permissions.

You may need to complete additional details in the “App Details” tab before you can complete your submission. You will need to upload an app logo and provide a URL to your privacy policy.

You will also need to complete business or individual verification. This can be found on the ‘Messenger Settings’ page.

After receiving your verification information, Facebook should approve your App after some time.

Toggle the ‘Off’ switch to ‘On’ at the top of the Facebook Developer page to make your app available to the public and have other users be able to interact with your bot.

If you got this far, congratulations, you have created a bot for Facebook Messenger for FREE. Now you can train your bot’s responses and review its conversations from its “Training & Chat Logs” page in its Admin Console.

If you’re having any issues or would like our help setting up your bot, please email us at support@botlibre.com or upgrade to our Platinum service at sales@botlibre.biz and we can build your bot for you.


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How Knowledge Graphs Can Benefit Your Search

Are you making the most of your collected data? The data you accumulate through your products and services can be a game-changer for your organization. Imagine if you can put that information to the proper use! Knowledge Graphs can allow you to make the most of your information to access, search, and utilize data for your enterprise search needs.

What Is a Knowledge Graph?

A Knowledge Graph is a progressive way of interconnected search, an accurate query search resolution system that combines entities like people, objects, and places. Knowledge Graphs are popular for applications into search engines¹. It is a search method that leads to the most relevant information.

More technically, Knowledge Graph interlinks data pieces related to users’ query keywords and intentions behind. Knowledge Graphs, along with Natural Language Processing (NLP), can come up with accurate answers across the database. They can be applied to extract Semantic Triples: the subject, the predicate, and the object from the information to build efficient question-answer systems².

How can knowledge graphs be used for search?

A Knowledge Graph can establish contextual relationships between search entities, display relevant results, or make search engines accurate. Notably, the core objective of Knowledge Graphs for an organization is to enable users to find contextual information with minimum effort. The whole process of implementing Knowledge Graphs can be generalized as given below:

1. Prepare a data inventory for Knowledge Graphs

A reliable data source is a critical factor in creating efficient Knowledge Graphs. A quality data inventory can allow organizations to map Knowledge graphs in a machine-readable way. One must dive deeper to find and maintain accurate data in this step.

For instance, ask further questions about data entities until the useful pieces of information surface; it can be metadata fields on a report, segmenting the deliverable, or identifying users that worked on a document. Next, the user must identify where this data lives within the system architecture and how to extract it for Knowledge Graphs efficiently. In some cases, Knowledge Graphs require multiple data sources to be linked.

2. Semantic data modeling with Ontology

Once a reliable data source is ready, the next step is to determine how data pieces can answer user queries better. Here, domain experts establish this holistic view of data and build a model to leverage it with Ontology modularity. A model can play a key role in interconnecting data with the help of classes, attributes, and relationships.

Here, domain experts and stakeholders can identify different types of information, relevant attributes, and the relationship between different data pieces. Ontology model design practices will allow you to translate relevant information into a scalable data model.

Tools can help with Semantic data modeling. For example, Neo4j enables entities to be organized with edges that help graph traversals. Additionally, RDF graphs use subjects, predicates, and objects with IRIs (internationalized web addresses) to form graphs offering semantic clarity and ease of integration.

3. User experience & Knowledge Graph accessibility

The third step is to build the end-user application where the UI is designed to leverage Knowledge Graph’s abilities to the full extent. Understanding user stories to determine their priorities and expected results is the right way to make Knowledge Graphs accessible.

Named-entity recognition can identify the particular search subject and extend search results in an accessible manner. For example, Google search shows specific page designs when searching for an organization, celebrity, or product to purchase⁴. A similar implementation can be used for enterprise search solutions.

4. Populate and ingest data into Knowledge Graph

Once the data is sourced, refined, and modeled, it will be applied as a Knowledge Graph search solution. Here, we need to integrate Knowledge Graphs to extract information through APIs or exports. Users must account for indexing needs for the data pipeline and if multiple data sources are linked through NER or Taxonomy. One can address any data standardization or data quality challenges in this step.

5. Implement and improvise

Once the search solution and Knowledge Graph are ready with the indexed data, the next step is to test it with several pilots to get feedback and validation. By now, you will be able to find the relevant information right away without hassle. Therefore, you need to reiterate Knowledge Graph with updated data sources, new user queries, more feedback implementations, and feature changes from time to time.

How Knowledge Graphs Can Benefit Your Search:

Here are the several advantages to implementing Knowledge Graphs for your business:

  • Using Knowledge Graphs to link data sources:

Enterprise information is shared across departments, and as such, all that information must be linked to give an entire overview and insights⁵.

  • Allow users to summarize relationships and hierarchical data

Sequential representation of hierarchical data is useful to make insightful conclusions. Knowledge Graphs can offer an intuitive framework to connect data pieces and visualize the flow of information⁵.

  • NLP and Knowledge Graphs for better problem solving

Search engines like Google leverage NLP to understand search queries and then leverage Knowledge Graphs to efficiently share the most relevant answers².

Use Cases of Knowledge Graphs:

  • Knowledge graphs in Google Search

Google uses Knowledge Graphs to improve the search engine results through information gathered from sources such as the World Factbook, Wikipedia, and Wikidata. As per Google, their Knowledge Graph carried over 500 billion facts on almost 5 billion entities by 2020⁶. These “Knowledge Panels” are presented on the right side of search results⁷.

Typically, these Knowledge Panels offer a quick search overview for search queries. They can typically include a brief on the subject, relevant pictures of the query, Key facts, important reference links, and notable figures.

  • NASA’s space exploration insights

A massive organization like NASA stores its vast data among different silos. NASA leverages Knowledge Graph to connect millions of nodes to connect information quickly. NASA was able to benefit through Knowledge Graph to identify an issue about the Apollo and Orion eras and to resolve it, saving one million dollars³.

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These are just a couple of the popular examples among many! Isn’t it exciting that your business can benefit from Knowledge Graphs quite similarly?

Closing Statement!

Knowledge Graphs are now being widely acclaimed for search solutions. It can allow your users to consume your platform’s information naturally. You can also harness the power of Knowledge Graphs as you evolve your enterprise search abilities.

Connect with us now, and let’s discuss how we can help you through this journey!

Communicating Knowledge, Saltlux.

References:

  1. https://neilpatel.com/blog/the-beginners-guide-to-the-googles-knowledge-graph/
  2. https://www.accenture.com/us-en/blogs/search-and-content-analytics-blog/enterprise-search-knowledge-graphs
  3. https://neo4j.com/blog/top-10-use-cases-knowledge-graphs/
  4. https://www.searchenginejournal.com/how-google-knowledge-graph-works/400485/#close
  5. https://engineb.com/2021/02/8-key-benefits-of-knowledge-graphs/
  6. https://blog.google/products/search/about-knowledge-graph-and-knowledge-panels/
  7. https://support.google.com/knowledgepanel/answer/9787176?hl=en&ref_topic=9803953


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8 Essential E-commerce Chatbot Scripts For E-Commerce Website

Precisely why the E-commerce chatbot script matters- is to make the chatbots more conversational, personalized, and empathetic. A good chatbot script could save your customer agents valuable time, reduce operational costs and give you scalable results.

Don’t take just our word for it, have a look at some stunning stats-

  • 82% of consumers say that getting instant responses is essential when contacting brands.
  • Chatbots will be responsible for cost savings of over $8 billion per annum by 2022.
  • The adoption of chatbots will assist consumers and businesses to save over 2.5 billion customer service hours by 2023.
  • Chatbots help 55% of companies generate high-quality leads.
  • Chatbots increase website conversion rate by 33%.

What is a Chatbot Script?

A chatbot script is an outline determining the conversational flow between a user and a chatbot based on user intent, tone, context, and keywords. A well-formulated script ensures that the bot is personalized and can answer the questions promptly and correctly.

To help you get started building an E-commerce chatbot, here are 8 essential tips for writing an effective chatbot script

1. Scripts for Greeting New Visitors

The visitors that visit your page either already know your product or are keen on knowing it.

Why is a chatbot greeting script important, though?

The first thing visitors will see when they land on your page is your chatbot’s welcome message. Hence it is important that you draft the message with the utmost consideration for keywords and tones so as to convey your brand’s personality.

A greeting script should be short and concise such that it welcomes the user and makes them feel valued. It should be conversational and must include links to your blogs or products to carry forward the conversation without human intervention. Better bot experiences with more engaged audiences can generate response rates as high as 80–90%.

Another essential aspect of a greeting script is staying transparent and introducing your bot to your audience. Here’s an excellent welcome chatbot script example-

2. Scripts for Follow-ups

Online shoppers in the US are expected to reach 291.20 million by 2025. To make sure your sales are not thrown under the digital bus, it is important to strategically lure the users to trigger their desire and motivate them to purchase.

Follow-up chatbot scripts are the holy grail here. They are used to identify user pain points and address them, including but not limited to highlighting the product features, offering promotional discounts and free shipping, sending reminders, and showcasing positive feedback from the existing users. The underlying idea is to build an aura around the user’s mind about the product and motivate them to purchase.

Furthermore, since chatbots can analyze buyers’ shopping behavior and patterns, drafting a follow-up script based on the findings would be a wise decision.

3. Scripts to Prevent Cart Abandonment

While the majority of online shoppers complete their transactions, there are some who navigate away before checking out their cart. According to statistics, the average cart abandonment rate on E-commerce portals in the US is as high as a whopping 69.82%. Users might leave the cart filled due to several reasons, including higher pricing, missing information, end-minute new information, etc.

These numbers suggest a considerable revenue loss to the business. E-commerce chatbot scripts can help!

Writing the script to remind the user that the cart has items pending for purchase and offering irresistible offers like huge discounts or free shipping as an incentive is one of the ways to stimulate sales. Secondly, to vacate the abandoned cart, the chatbot script should also engage with the user as much as possible.

Take the following chatbot script example:

Paul logs into his account on an E-commerce portal, add a belt and a wallet to his cart. He goes to the checkout page and finds a shipping fee of $50. When he doesn’t click on the pay now button, the brand’s E-commerce chatbot appears.

Chatbot: Hey Paul! You seem to have left items in your cart. Is there something I could help you with to complete the purchase?

Paul: A shipping fee of $50? It wasn’t mentioned earlier anywhere.

Chatbot: The shipping fee is a standard fee charged by the seller on COD orders. You can opt to pay at the time of checkout with reduced shipping of $5. Would you like that?

Paul: Yes, how should I change my payment mode?

Chatbot: I’ve made the edits, and now your prepaid order will cost you a shipping charge of only $5. Enjoy your shopping!

Notice how the E-commerce bot script referred to the user by their first name to create a personal touch. And how it was triggered at the right moment. The tone in the script was light, casual, and friendly, thus increasing Paul’s chances to continue the purchase.

4. Script for Customer Support

Customer Support is a common denominator amongst all industries. There is always the scope to automate the process, so having a customer support chatbot seems like a wise option irrespective of whatever industry you’re in.

With AI chatbots prevalent everywhere and in reach of every user, far-reached customer support could be provided by incorporating good, user-friendly scripts. This way, the users can seek details about the products and get answers to FAQs.

A customer support E-commerce chatbot script should be personalized to deliver the best conversational experiences. Secondly, the bot script must contain industry jargon and terminology- as it would build credibility for your chatbot. And lastly, keep the language as natural and fluid as possible and put some humor in your script so that the user gets a natural human touch. 58% of users say chatbots have positively changed their customer service expectations.

5. Scripts for Promotions

Approximately 40% of people of all ages prefer to use chatbots when shopping online. And an E-commerce promotional campaign is a good way to acquaint the users with a brand’s products. Chatbot interactions could be leveraged to ask users to subscribe, share their contact information or make purchases.

The users might share their contact information, for which case an E-commerce chatbot script should be designed to attract them to complete the purchase. It should include key details and USPs of the product, a FOMO (fear of missing out) factor. And in-app notifications (mentioned below) will make users more likely to buy the product.

“Don’t forget to buy the best (product name) at a 20% discount.”

or

“Only 3 days left till it ends.”

Remember to include a reasonable time in-between the messages to avoid spam.

6. Scripts for Cross-Selling

You don’t want your customers to purchase just one time, do you?

Therefore your E-commerce chatbot must keep the customers informed and engaged even after making their purchase. Chatbots steer conversations and result in demand generation.

The trick is to do it strategically via implementing a user-friendly and personalized script. Are you worried it might offend the customers? Well, more than 70% of customers are interested in hearing from retailers after purchasing, especially if they provide personalized content.

Let’s take the following chatbot example of an online clothing and accessory store. Notice how the chatbot script performs cross-selling by engaging the customer who has purchased a tunic.

Day 1: Hey There! It is a bright sunny day! Don’t forget to wear your blue daisy tunic today.

Day 2: The color and print of the tunic are perfect for a sunny day. Oh, and you can wear it at an evening soiree too. It’s a perfect dress, isn’t it!

Day 3: How about you accentuate your look with some cool summery sunglasses and a chic handbag?

7. Scripts for Order Placements and Returns

To make the whole shopping experience easier, you can enable users to buy products directly from your chatbot widget. The E-commerce bot script could be designed to provide product possibilities and the price. Once the user selects the product, he should be able to order directly from the bot.

Secondly, implementing a chatbot for returning or exchanging the product also simplifies the process and enhances the user experience. The E-commerce chatbot script should allow users to return or exchange in a hassle-free manner, interact directly with the chatbot and receive status updates in simple text format.

8. Scripts for Customer Feedback

Getting the hang of how customers feel and view your products, services, and support is an invaluable asset for a business.

So, how do you collect customer feedback?

Forms over email?

Well, they have a 10% open rate and a less than 5% completion rate in the best of cases.

Can AI-written scripts help?

A. 100% yes.

Being conversational in nature, there is a good chance of customer interaction. The rule of thumb is to keep it simple. If answering the survey requires time and effort, customers might bounce off. The script should have options to the questions asked in the survey so that the customers don’t have to type anything.

Further, including GIFs, images, and color tones in the script will keep the customers more engaged, resulting in a successful survey.

Takeaway

Planning various chatbot scenarios and encompassing essential E-commerce chatbot scripts is essential for a good customer experience and sales boost. You need to trace customers’ buying patterns, identify their pain points, and then leverage them to create customized and personalized scripts.

If you’re wondering how to write a bot script, you don’t need coding. You can use the pre-designed chatbot templates or build your own message sequence.

Should you have some questions about how to write a bot script, reach out to us- we’re here to help!

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Integrate Zendesk Chat with Kommunicate Chatbot

As the world of customer service and support evolves, businesses are increasingly adopting a hybrid approach to support delivery, involving both automated systems and human agents. Organizations of all sizes must strike a delicate balance between auto-response systems and live human agents in today’s fast-paced digital landscape. Chatbots, on the other hand, are only as good as the conversations they’re programmed to have. And, the more your chatbot anticipates a question or resolves an issue, the better a support rep will be at directing users away from a bot conversation and into a human conversation. As a result, we’re at a loss as to how to improve their chat experience with a bot or even build one from scratch. In this blog post, we’ll go over how Zendesk Chat can help you improve your chatbot experience.

What is Zendesk chat?

Zendesk is an email-based ticketing system that helps businesses in tracking, prioritizing, and resolving support tickets. It can assist you in collecting customer requests submitted through various channels such as email, chat, social media, and chatbots and displaying them as tickets in a single dashboard. And using Zendesk Chat, also known as Zopim, you can instantly answer common questions and assist customers in submitting a ticket if their problem cannot be resolved right away.

Why do you want to integrate Zendesk Chat with Kommunicate?

Integrating Zendesk chat with Kommunicate will improve your team performance by taking advantage of features like:

  • Live chat: Provide instant support to your customers with live chat wherever they visit your website from.
  • Chatbot Builder: Using Kompose build and very own chatbot with no programming expertise
  • Allow your agents to view the chat history and respond to tickets directly from the Zendesk dashboard.

How to integrate Zendesk Chat (Zopim) with Kommunicate?

To set up the Zendesk chatbot, we will need a conversation automation tool for customer support teams, such as Kommunicate, to help them automate repetitive requests and focus on more complex tickets. When you use a tool like Kommunicate, the process becomes much easier. To integrate Zendesk chat with Kommunicate, follow these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1: Retrieve Zendesk credentials

To begin, log in to the Zendesk dashboard and obtain the credentials listed below.

  • Access Token — To obtain the access token, Go to the Zendesk admin centre and select the Zendesk API from the Apps and integrations category on the left panel. Choose an active API token from the list in the section. If you’re creating an API token for the first time, remember to enable and activate it.

Step 2 : Integrate Zendesk chat with Kommunicate

Voila! Start testing the Kommunicate chatbot, and the conversation will appear on the Zendesk chat dashboard once the integration process is complete. Agents can also respond to users directly from zendesk chat.

(PS: If you prefer to add chatbot directly from the Zendesk marketplace you can integrate Zendesk live chat with Kommunicate Chatbot within a minute).

Conclusion

With this integration, you can easily build a chatbot that can answer your customers 24×7. You can now use Zendesk Chat for handling & routing customer queries and Kommunicate for managing everything else like assigning conversations to agents, setting trigger & reply automation, etc.

At Kommunicate, we are envisioning a world-beating customer support solution to empower the new era of customer support. We would love to have you on board to have a first-hand experience of Kommunicate. You can signup here and start delighting your customers right away.

Originally published at https://www.kommunicate.io on April 14, 2022.


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HR Chatbots: 5 Tips for Using Bots to Improve Employee Experience

5 Tips for Using Bots to Improve Employee Experience

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancements have given rise to AI chatbots, providing an innovative way to improve employee experience and human resources (HR) management.

A chatbot simulates conversation with human users, primarily over the Internet. While these conversational interfaces have existed since the mid-1960s in some form or another, today’s AI chatbots are smarter, more human-like, and more capable of understanding complex requests than ever before.

They can integrate with applications across several industries and have numerous business applications. With those kinds of benefits on the table, it’s no wonder HR departments worldwide are looking into how they can incorporate AI chatbots into their employee experience initiatives to improve engagement, efficiency, and productivity.

They want something faster and easier than filling out forms or calling an 800 number when you have questions about taking advantage of your benefits or how to file an employee complaint or any other HR-related issue.

If you are curious to learn about how AI chatbots can help HR in the workplace, read on for five tips on using chatbots to improve employee experience in the future.

Let’s first understand

What are Chatbots?

Chatbots have seen a significant increase in recent years mainly due to the rapid expansion of messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook.

By chatbots, we mean computer programs designed to simulate human conversation. These programs are used to automate customer service or support tasks and can be found in various online applications and platforms.

Chatbots usually employ natural language processing (NLP) to interpret the user’s input and generate a response. This response can be in text, images, or even audio files.

Sometimes, the chatbot may also ‌perform specific actions, such as booking a hotel room, ordering a pizza, or resolving queries of individuals.

Chatbots are used in various industries, including customer service, marketing, and sales. Many companies use chatbots to quickly and efficiently answer common questions from customers or prospects.

What are the Different Types of Chatbots?

1) Rule-based chatbots

Rule-based chatbots are powered by rules that dictate how the chatbot should respond to specific questions or queries. We typically use this type of chatbot for customer service or support purposes, where the bot can be trained to answer common questions or help customers with specific tasks.

Rule-based chatbots are usually created using natural language processing (NLP), allowing the bot to understand and interpret human language.

This is done using a combination of machine learning, which enables the bot to learn from and remember past interactions with users to improve its understanding of their queries over time.

Rule-based chatbots are often used for customer service because they can handle many customer inquiries.

Rule-based chatbots ‌respond to specific questions or commands that are input by the user. They use a set of predetermined rules or algorithms to determine how to respond to a particular query to offer a tailored response that is accurate and relevant.

2) AI-based chatbots

Chatbots are becoming more and more popular as we can use them for various purposes, such as customer service, lead generation, and website navigation. AI-based chatbots can provide recommendations and suggestions to users.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning powers AI-based chatbots. This technology allows chatbots to understand natural language, making them capable of carrying on a human conversation.

AI-based chatbots are the future of customer service. With natural language processing and machine learning, they can understand customer inquiries and provide accurate responses.

They also learn from each interaction, so their responses improve‌. This makes them the perfect solution for businesses that want to provide excellent customer service without an extensive customer service team.

Let’s now look at the five tips for using bots to improve the employee experience.

1) Make sure your chatbot can handle a high volume of employees

Make sure your chatbot can handle a high volume of employees

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First and foremost, when you’re looking to improve employee experience with bots, it’s essential to make sure that your chatbot can handle a high volume of employees.

Depending on the size of your company, you may have hundreds or even thousands of employees constantly interacting with your bot. As such, your bot must be able to handle all those interactions without issue.

One way to ensure that your bot can handle a high volume of employees is to use a cloud-based solution. You can scale up or down as needed to ensure that your chatbot can always handle its demands.

Additionally, using a cloud-based solution will allow you to quickly and easily expand your bot’s capabilities if necessary.

2) Train your chatbot to recognize common HR questions and provide an accurate answer

When using bots to improve employee experience, it’s essential to train your chatbot to recognize common HR questions and provide accurate answers. This will ensure that your employees can get the information they need quickly and easily.

For example, a bot could be trained to recognize commonly asked questions like When is my next paycheck? or What time does my shift start? Once your bot has recognized a question, you can program it with an appropriate answer that will help you manage your employees easily.

Remember, if your HR chatbot will be helpful, it needs to know how to handle different types of questions! If a user asks when their next paycheck will arrive but doesn’t specify whether they’re referring to hourly pay or salary pay, the bot should know how to clarify what type of pay period is being referred to.

Once you’ve trained your HR chatbot with these kinds of follow-up questions, you’ll find that employees are more likely to use it because they feel like they’re getting an answer tailored specifically to them. This also means that you’ll have fewer employee complaints coming in.

3) Design your chatbot to be user-friendly and easy to navigate

Make sure your chatbots are easy to understand and navigate. The buttons and links are easy to find, and the chatbot provides clear instructions on how to use them.

It should have important information that is easily accessible and allows users to find the help they need easily. You can also design your chatbot to mimic how people talk to feel more natural and user-friendly.

Test it with a small group of employees before rolling it out company-wide. And be prepared to troubleshoot any glitches to address them quickly and keep your chatbot running smoothly.

Provide training on how to use your HR chatbot. Train everyone who will use your HR chatbot. This will help ensure that everyone knows how to navigate it and what information is available.

4) Enable employees to communicate with the chatbot in their preferred language

Enable employees to communicate with the chatbot in their preferred language

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By enabling employees to communicate with the chatbot in their preferred language, you can ensure that all employees feel comfortable using the chatbot and that they can get the help they need in a language they understand.

This will improve the employee experience by providing a communication channel that is highly convenient and accessible.

Communicating with the chatbot in their preferred language makes it easier to ask questions and get answers. The chatbot can also provide employees with information about their benefits, payroll, and other topics related to their employment. This helps employees stay informed and up-to-date on the latest changes within the company. They are more likely to use it and share feedback about their experience.

You can use this as a way of gathering employee sentiment regarding changes within your organization, new benefits, and HR processes that have been implemented for the betterment of the organization.

5) Use chatbots to automate simple HR tasks

Chatbots can help automate simple HR tasks, freeing up your team to focus on more important tasks.

If you have simple HR tasks that need to be completed regularly, chatbots can be a great way to automate them. This will free up your team to focus on more important tasks and make your lives easier.

By automating some of your daily tasks, you’ll also reduce error rates and improve the employee experience. The key is knowing which tasks are best suited for automation with a chatbot and how to use them effectively.

Chatbot technology is constantly evolving. If you’re considering using chatbots in the workplace, it’s important to know what’s available and how they can be used effectively so that a new process doesn’t overwhelm your team. In order to use chatbots effectively, you need to make sure that your employees are comfortable with them and know the optimal way to use them properly.

You can also use AI powered facial recognition attendance system and employee monitoring software that allows to automatically track employee attendance and keeps track of your employees’ productivity automatically through an online dashboard or mobile app.

Conclusion

Chatbots are one of the most popular ways to interact with customers, and they can be used to great effect in the employee experience. In this blog, we’ve outlined five tips for using chatbots to improve the employee experience. We hope you find these tips helpful and that you consider using chatbots in your own organization.

We’d love to hear your thoughts. Hit us up in our comments section. We’re always open to suggestions!

We will catch up with you soon.

Until then, keep reading and keep exploring.

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How to create a Facebook Messenger Chatbot in 2022

One of my cousins just graduated from high school and was looking for some career advice. He told me about an experience he had on Facebook when he set out to understand what to consider as a career.

He came across a university page and decided to have an interaction with a messenger bot. It guided him to his ideal course of study and gave answers to all possible questions in a few minutes. It was a great experience as he could understand everything about his options within an hour. Outstanding is what he told me when he completed sharing the story with me.

Thus having a super active customer support team is crucial for fast-growing organizations to succeed. However, before we jump on the detailing of chatbots, let us first understand what it actually is?

What is a Facebook Chatbot?

A chatbot is an AI conversational program that you can use to chat with your customers/visitors on your behalf with pre-programmed responses. The conversation happens on Facebook-based platforms like Messenger. It aims at helping users with the necessary support in seconds.

How to Create Facebook Chatbot

Step1: The first thing you must do is create a Kommunicate account.

Step 2: Now create the chatbot that you will use on your Facebook Fan Page.

Step 3: Create your first welcome message that people will see after pressing the Messenger button from your Fan Page.

Step 4: Set your created chatbot to handle all your customer conversations in Facebook messenger.

Step 5: Click on “ Integrated to Facebook “ to connect it to your Fan Page.

Step 6: Once you click on Settings, a pop-up will come that requires you to login on to your Facebook fan page. And log into your Facebook account

Step 7: Select the page or multiple pages that you want to integrate.

Step 8: Check on all the permissions, and then click done now.

Step 9: You’ve successfully integrated Facebook with Kommunicate.

Step 10: Test whether the integration was successful.

Step 11: You can see all these messages from your Kommunicate conversation dashboard as well. Your Chatbot can transfer the conversation to a human team member when it is unable to recognize

At Kommunicate, we are envisioning a world-beating customer support solution to empower the new era of customer support. We would love to have you on board to have a first-hand experience of Kommunicate. You can signup and start delighting your customers right away.

Originally published at https://www.kommunicate.io on April 23, 2021.


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