While there isn’t a specific threshold for “too much” or “too little” artificial intelligence, every organisation should take great care to ensure that the use of AI is complementary to their existing customer experience and aligns with both the customer’s and agent’s expectations. Continue reading Finding the Perfect Balance of AI and Agent-Assisted Service
The worldwide director of J Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group, Lucie Greene, famously referred to Gen Z or Gen Zers as “millennials on steroids”[i]. Born in the late 1990s to the 2010s, this Snapchat, Smartphone generation are the first true digital natives (having never known a world without the Internet) and they are about to enter the workforce. Continue reading Introducing Gen Z – “Millennials on Steroids”
A few weeks ago, Gartner revealed a pretty stunning prediction: by 2020, 40% of bots and virtual assistants launched in 2018 will have been abandoned. This development was actually pretty predictable. Core technologies to build intelligent assistants have matured rapidly and are widely available. Continue reading Has Intelligent Assistance Entered the Trough of Disillusionment?
When adding artificial intelligence to your organisation, the best first step is to create a plan for integrating AI and robotics into the omni-channel experience that you’ve already developed. It doesn’t mean that you need to change everything about the customer experience just because you’re implementing new capabilities. Continue reading The First Step to Integrating AI in your Customer Experience
Colin Hay at Puzzel assesses the latest research and believes it’s time to raise the bar for humble emails… Continue reading Email in contact centres: 5 reasons to give it a second chance