Alexa & Google Assistant

Keep up to date with the latest trends in voice user interfaces and chatbots.

 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
17th Feb 2021

Web and Digital Trends: A year in review and 2021 forecast

UX design
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Alexa & Google Assistant
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Custom software applications
What do businesses need to consider in web design for improved customer experience this year? As technology and the digital world ever evolves - even more so due to the recent pandemic and physical separations - so does the need for designers, digital businesses and web teams to keep at the...
 
David
David
8th Feb 2021

Voice commerce: the pros and cons for your ecommerce business

Business
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Alexa & Google Assistant
Voice commerce allows customers to purchase products or services through a voice-enabled smart device, such as Google Home or Amazon Echo. Using this technology, ecommerce businesses can provide their customers with a unique purchasing experience. The more developed AI becomes, the easier it’ll be...
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
16th Nov 2020

Are chatbots relevant to my business?

Alexa & Google Assistant
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White-label services
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Custom software applications
What are chatbots? Chatbots are software-based conversational artificial intelligence (AI) that businesses use to enhance customer experience. They interact by simulating a human-like response through a chat interface. In businesses, they can fill online customer service roles, answer FAQs and...
 
David
David
13th Nov 2020

Latest trends in voice search

Alexa & Google Assistant
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Custom software applications
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Technology
If you’d like to understand what voice search is, growing trends and how your business can optimise for it, this article is a great place to start. What is voice search? Voice search combines voice recognition technology with search engine queries to provide users with accurate search results via a...
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
22nd Jun 2020

Getting chatty with AI to help business cope with COVID-19

Business
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Alexa & Google Assistant
Versantus has been selected from 8,600 applicants to receive a significant grant from Innovate UK to help accelerate high-tech advances that will benefit businesses affected by the COVID pandemic
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
23rd Aug 2019

Managing meetings made more magical, with help from Alexa

UX design
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Alexa & Google Assistant
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Business
As part of his studies, Ralph came to work with Versantus for a week. Ralph's 16, and had never built an Amazon Echo skill before. In a week, he created something so awesome, we offered him a job.
 
Sam Cranwell
Sam Cranwell
24th Jul 2017

UX: User testing chat bots before you start coding

UX design
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Alexa & Google Assistant
Here at Versantus, having already created several “conversation bots”, we are firmly in the belief that the right VUI’s in the right scenarios can make interaction with computers easier, less stressful, more accessible and pleasurable, as well as reducing the time & cognitive processes required to perform a task.
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
9th May 2017

Building a scalable chat bot with Drupal

Alexa & Google Assistant
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Custom software applications
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Drupal development
When someone suggested we build a “conversation bot” for the Badminton Horse Trials, so that eventing fans could get live results, news and interviews from the event, we originally thought “why?”, then “why not?”, and then “how?”.
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
2nd May 2017

Alexa, get me a carrot

Alexa & Google Assistant
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Drupal development
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Wordpress development
If horses could talk (apart from Mr Ed, of course, of course), they’d want to talk to the new Amazon Echo “skill” that we've just launched in time for this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.