Happy New Year! I’ve always loved the week leading up to Labor Day. The dog days of summer are nearing their end, the sun is setting earlier, nights are cooler, and at home here in northern New England, the water just got warm enough to swim in.
Virtual assistants, a.k.a. chatbots, can help you out with any number of different functions, like telling you that you need an umbrella when you leave home, building daily to-do lists, and even recommending movies based on your interests.
Welcome back to Founders' Keepers, the semi-regular blog about AdmitHub from the perspective of its co-founders, Kirk and Drew. First, a couple of announcements:
How well do you know the state of student success in higher education in the United States?
Over the past few years, more and more schools are transitioning to include texting as one of their primary communication channels to reach and engage prospective and current students. It’s easy to see why 75 percent of millennials prefer texting over talking.
By now you’ve no doubt heard about chatbots. In fact, you’re probably talking to one already on your smartphone (Hey Siri!) to help you make hands-free calls, get map directions, search for information on the internet, set reminders, schedule meetings … perhaps even order tacos, flowers, and more.
Facebook has doubled down on its messaging capabilities, and schools should be paying close attention.
To view of the results of the randomized control trial with Georgia State University click here: Case Study and Research Results
A chatbot (or chatterbox or talking robot) is a computer program that’s designed to carry out a conversation with an actual person. While chatbots are popping up all over the place lately — from your smartphone to starring roles in Hollywood — they aren’t new. In fact, chatbots predate the Internet.