Defining Virtual Assistants – and are they the same as Chatbots?

Posted by Zoe Ang on 21 June 2019

These terms have been tossed around loosely in various contexts, but what do they really mean? Like really. 

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XLNet — A new pre-training method outperforming BERT on 20 tasks

Posted by Max Xu on 20 June 2019

In 2018, Google published bidirectional, transformer-based pre-training of large scale language model BERT, breaking 11 state-of-the-art records in Natural Language Processing. It has brought great excitement for the NLP field.

Very quickly, BERT has spread like wild fire within the research community, derivative research work have started to emerge.

While the shockwaves BERT created have yet to calm down, another a brand new model emerged today.

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Too much bots to keep tabs on?

Posted by Zoe Ang on 14 June 2019

If you are just browsing the net hoping to find ways to integrate Big Data, AI, ML, and other technology into your business, you might be overwhelmed by the many types of Bots and functionalities. There are web crawler/spider bots, web scraping bots, chatbots, bots for almost anything under the Internet. It (almost) does not make sense anymore. In this article, we try to help you keep your sanity by piecing the many naming conventions of bots together. 

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Website vs Application vs Chatbot

Posted by Zoe Ang on 3 June 2019

Where are the consumers? Where should you invest your next marketing dollar? This article explores some dilemma in digital marketing for marketers from the past, present and future. Is it more effective to build a website, a web-app, a native app or add chatbots to platforms of every kind?

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Making the news with WhatsApp

Posted by Zoe Ang on 29 May 2019

Just last week, Channel News Asia made official announcement of its presence on WhatsApp Business, nudging its followers along to subscribe to its news service on the world’s most popular messaging platform.

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion left many bewildered in 2014. Besides talks of Zuckerberg’s intention to integrate Facebook messenger, Instagram direct messages and WhatsApp messenger in the start of 2019, here are some other ways Facebook is harvesting from its acquisition.

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