Banking Chatbot Val Introduced by Kasisto, Varo Money
December 22, 2016

More banking bots are popping up each week. Russian chatbot TalkBank launched last week, and back in November, at Money20/20, Mastercard launched its KAI chatbot and Bank of America launched Erica. Now, a new banking app named Val has been introduced to the world. The bot...

Yahoo Kills Travel Assistant Yahoo Radar
December 21, 2016

Yahoo has reportedly canceled its mobile travel assistant chatbot Yahoo Radar, which was billed last summer as the perfect way to plan your next vacation. The tool was an alternative to online travel websites that relied on artificial intelligence and chatbots to research trips for consumers....

Chatbot Tracker: Is 2017 The Chatbot Year?
December 20, 2016

Tens of thousands of chatbots were born in 2016. They pose as cocktail coaches and help ship gifts. There are airline travel chatbots that will book flight, hungry and hospitable chatbots that will even order you a pizza, chatbots that will memorialize dead relatives, vote-garnering political chatbots and,...

Russian Chatbot TalkBank Talks Banking
December 19, 2016

Many business leaders believe 2020 will be the year of the chatbot. But the future is now for the banking system. TalkBank is a Russian- and English-speaking chatbot service that is intended for the banking industry. Its founders say it aims to replace the one-on-one bank...

2020 Could Be The Year Of The Chatbot, According to Business Leaders
December 15, 2016

Thinking about adding a chatbot to your business? You’re not alone. In fact, 80 percent of businesses reported already incorporating or planning on adding chatbots by the year 2020. That’s according to a study pulled together by Oracle, surveying more than 800 decision makers at...

Chatbot Tracker: A Humorous Chatbot?
December 13, 2016

Be prepared for a chatbot that responds with “Thanks a latte” even if you order a mocha, Americano or just an old-school, plain black coffee. Starbucks recently announced that it has the cogs churning on a new chatbot called My Starbucks Barista. Circumventing or enhancing (however...

Google Opens Google Assistant To Developers
December 09, 2016

Just a few weeks after launching Google Assistant, the internet giant is taking a page from Apple and opening its new platform up for developers to create chatbots for the voice-activated personal assistant. Dubbed Conversation Actions by Google, the tools enable developers, companies and third...

Chatbot Tracker: Entertaining Bots And Their Potential To Kill Apps
December 06, 2016

Chatbots’ capabilities seem to be extending and expanding weekly. They can help consumers bank easier, ship and track gifts quicker, plan a vacation with less stress and even talk to those who have passed away. Now, chatbots can even help plan a party. Beverage company Pernod...

Comtrade Creates Chatbot Banking App For Viber
December 02, 2016

Comtrade Digital Services, the software engineering services company, announced Thursday (Dec. 1) it has created an automated banking platform for Viber, a messaging app. According to a press release, Comtrade said the new solution allows users to carry out a range of banking transactions entirely...