Chatbot 101

Chatbot – ˈCHatbät / noun

  1. a computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the Internet.

Chatbots are frequently a part of our everyday life. Despite this, most people are unaware of just how frequently they are interacting with one. Chatbots first appeared in the 1960’s, but have only become mainstream in the past five to eight years.

AI in the form of a chatbot is being used in business more and more frequently. These business chatbot interactions are typically between the bot and customers or between the bot and the businesses employees.

This section of the blog will cover the basics of chatbots. What are they? What is their history? How has their use grown in recent years? How do they impact our lives at home, work, and play?

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Mobile Coach at ATD 2019


ATD Recap! This year’s Annual ATD Conference was held in Washington, DC from May 20-22. Mobile Coach brought along a team of Senior Chatbot Designers, and exhibited at Booth 637. With over 10,000 attendees, 400 speakers, and 400 exhibitors, just about every talent and development industry trend, topic, strategy, and solution was discussed. We

Mobile Coach at ATD 20192019-06-07T11:45:49+00:00

Vincent Han talks chatbots on the Learning While Working Podcast!


Chatbots for behaviour change in L&D, with Vincent Han Learning While Working Podcast - A podcast for learning and development (L&D) people. Recently, Mobile Coach's very own Vince Han sat down with Dr. Robin Petterd of Sprout Labs and the Learning While Working podcast to talk about chatbots in L&D.

Vincent Han talks chatbots on the Learning While Working Podcast!2019-03-13T14:53:42+00:00

ATD TechKnowledge Recap


Mobile Coach at ATD TechKnowledge Hosted in West Palm Beach, ATDTK this year had a full list of exciting session speakers. In addition, the expo hall was filled with industry leaders from across the country, and attendees came ready to discuss technology! Mobile Coach exhibited at booth 703. We had many attendees stop by

ATD TechKnowledge Recap2019-02-14T08:43:33+00:00

ATD TK 2019


Mobile Coach is returning to ATD Techknowledge Mobile Coach is excited to announce that we will be returning to ATD Techknowledge for the 3rd time. This year, Mobile Coach CEO and noted chatbot expert Vince Han will be speaking and Mobile Coach will be exhibiting in the expo hall. Hosted in beautiful West Palm

ATD TK 20192019-01-22T13:04:31+00:00

Learning Technologies 2019


Mobile Coach in London! Mobile Coach is excited to announce that for the first time we will be attending Learning Technologies Conference and Exposition this February in London. Housed in its new home, Excel London, Learning Technologies runs from February 13th through the 14th. The event will feature more than 70 of the industry’s

Learning Technologies 20192019-01-18T13:31:18+00:00

Chatterbots 1 – What Is A Chatbot?


What is a chatbot? Chatbots are all around us. Even if you haven't interacted with one directly, odds are good you've heard stories about well known chatbots like Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant misinterpreting commands that leave users helpless and humored. But our chatbot usage goes much deeper than that, providing often unnoticed automated

Chatterbots 1 – What Is A Chatbot?2019-01-17T12:58:58+00:00

Hatbot – The Personality Quiz Chatbot


Chatbot Sally and Free Mobile Coach Swag Some of the brightest minds at Mobile Coach have created a new personality quiz chatbot named Sally. First introduced to the public at DevLearn 2018, Sally asks a series of five questions. She then uses the information from those answers to pair you with a free Mobile

Hatbot – The Personality Quiz Chatbot2019-01-16T10:37:51+00:00

2018 Chatbot Feature Review


While we look forward with great excitement to the growth and developments we have planned for 2019, we want to take a moment and look back at 2018 and the innovative new chatbot features we’ve added to the Mobile Coach chatbot platform. Each year, we look to make chatbot authoring both easier and

2018 Chatbot Feature Review2018-12-17T17:14:09+00:00

Mobile Coach Smart Web Pages!


New Feature: Smart Web Pages We’re excited to announce a powerful new feature in the Mobile Coach Platform: Smart Web Pages! As our chatbots become more and more mainstream, companies are relying on them to do more than send reminders and nudges to reinforce training. Chatbots can actually be utilized to deliver training in their

Mobile Coach Smart Web Pages!2018-12-28T11:37:22+00:00

Small Steps, Big Changes


The Challenge of Change Training and Development professionals know that making big change stick is no easy task. People get comfortable with the way things are. No matter how beneficial change may be, it can be hard to take the first steps. Even motivated learners sometimes struggle to stay engaged. In the L&D industry

Small Steps, Big Changes2018-12-03T10:32:17+00:00
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