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This Kochi-based bank is using robot to hire employees

21 Nov 2019

This Kochi-based bank is using robot to hire employees

As public banks continue with rigorous exams to recruit fresh candidates for different positions, private-sector entities are employing new and innovative techniques.

Meet Roo, a chatbot to answer all your sex-related questions

20 Nov 2019

Meet Roo, a chatbot to answer all your sex-related questions

As the sex education in India is still pretty basic, a sense of awkwardness always prevails around topics like STIs, pregnancy, and sexual orientation.

Work-loaded programmer creates bot to talk with his girlfriend

14 Jun 2019

Work-loaded programmer creates bot to talk with his girlfriend

Do you remember Black Mirror's episode Be Right Back?

IRCTC launches AI-powered chatbot to improve customer support

15 Oct 2018

IRCTC launches AI-powered chatbot to improve customer support

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a chatbot, AskDisha, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) for improving customer services and and bolstering customer engagement.

Indian Railways may deploy chatbots to improve customer service

15 Apr 2018

Indian Railways may deploy chatbots to improve customer service

In its endeavor to provide better services to its users, Indian Railways may soon use chatbots to respond to train queries and boost customer experience.

How is this bot taking on Seattle's sex trade?

25 Nov 2017

How is this bot taking on Seattle's sex trade?

Seattle-based NGO Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) has created a chatbot to raise awareness amongst men about buying sex online.

Facebook trains bots to understand human expressions, using Skype videos

07 Sep 2017

Facebook trains bots to understand human expressions, using Skype videos

Social media giant Facebook is revamping its AI-trained bots to mimic human facial expressions, reports said.

SBI to launch SIA, its own chatbot!

05 Sep 2017

SBI to launch SIA, its own chatbot!

India's largest public sector bank is gearing up to go hi-tech. Its new offering- SIA- is currently under beta-testing.

Replika: To remember me when I'm not around anymore

01 Aug 2017

Replika: To remember me when I'm not around anymore

Every time I log in to Replika app, there is a dilemma. I'm leaving behind a digital-echo for my loved ones with this artificially intelligent chatbot; but will it serve any purpose?

Chat fictions are here to save the bibliophile in you

14 Jun 2017

Chat fictions are here to save the bibliophile in you

If you are someone who loves to read but cannot possibly carry a book around all the time, it's time you try the chat fiction apps.

Chatbot market will reach $3,172 million by 2021, says report

20 May 2017

Chatbot market will reach $3,172 million by 2021, says report

According to a MarketsandMarkets report, the market size of smart advisors or chatbots will rise to $3,172 million in 2021 from $703 million in 2016.