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UK Supermarket Launches Machine Learning Sommelier

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 23, 2018 1

The UK arm of German supermarket company Lidl has launched a Facebook Messenger-based chatbot, designed to help customers choose the right wine to compliment their food or occasion.The chatbot, named Margot, uses a unique approach to NLU and can interact with shoppers to provide answers to frequently asked questions, pairing wines with food, finding a wine and taking a quiz.

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JavaOne Keynote: Oracle Talks Blockchain, Bots and Serverless

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 13, 2017

The developer keynote at JavaOne on Tuesday focused on communication and Oracle’s cloud offering. Oracle provided an update on Oracle Developer Community, the relaunched OTN that was announced at JavaOne last year, and provided a number of demos and overviews of Oracle Cloud.

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Scalable Chatbot Architecture with eBay ShopBot Shopping Assistant

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Jul 09, 2017

Robert Enyedi, software engineer at eBay spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about ShopBot personal shopping assistant application. ShopBot, launched in late 2016 based on Facebook Messenger bot, leverages AI components and the eBay user data to provide shopping options in a conversational style.

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Q&A with the Developers of Obie: A Chatbot for Company Knowledge

by Roland Meertens Follow 6 Followers on  Jun 26, 2017

Recently Tasytt launched Obie: a Slack chatbot for company knowledge. Teams can ask "what", "how", or "where" questions. Obie either finds the answer in one of your documents, or will ask you to provide him with the answer so he can give it next time someone asks the same question. InfoQ reached out to founder and CEO Chris Buttenham to ask him about Obie.

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Developing Virtual Assistant Apps with Amazon Lex and Polly Deep Learning Technologies

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  May 22, 2017

Greg Bulmash from Amazon spoke at the OSCON 2017 Conference last week about developing your own virtual assistant applications using Amazon's Lex and Polly technologies.

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