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  • Press Release: Next IT Announces Research and Innovation Appointments

    Interdisciplinary team will accelerate development of new conversational AI and language understanding technologies Spokane, Wash. (WA) July 25, 2017– Next IT, the provider of conversational AI for the Global 5000, today announced new appointments and promotions to its research and innovation team. The research and innovation team advance Next IT’s mission of ensuring that every [...] Read more >

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    | July 25, 2017
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    Why AI Needs the Humanities

    At Next IT, we’ve always viewed AI from an human-centric perspective. Digital assistants and advanced machine learning techniques are increasingly driving a great deal of automation, yet AI requires a hands-on approach and human oversight to be truly effective in business settings. Whether for customer service, workforce support, or strategic business intelligence, AI isn’t simply [...] Read more >

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    | June 30, 2017
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    What you need to know about Apple Business Chat

    This month Apple joined the messaging wars with the announcement of Apple Business Chat. Business Chat will operate through the iMessage app. It allows users to start basic text conversations with businesses from actions in Siri, Maps or Safari. As the iMessage App Store is built out it will also allow businesses to integrate app [...] Read more >

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    | June 27, 2017
  • Next IT Capitalizing on AI Momentum Entering Q3

    As Artificial Intelligence Adoption Skyrockets, Proven Provider Accelerates Customer Growth SPOKANE, WA, JUNE 21, 2017 Next IT, the conversational AI company, today announced a barrage of achievements and milestones in the first six months of 2017. Highlights included new contracts across five industries, broadened partnerships, increased off-the-shelf understanding and integration libraries, expanded body of research, [...] Read more >

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    | June 21, 2017
  • KTSL Partners with Next IT to Drive Productivity Through AI-powered IT Helpdesk and Service Management Solutions

    Advanced conversational AI and cognitive integration platform, Alme®, will empower KTSL to automate and deliver natural language interactions SPOKANE, WASH., MAY 30, 2017 KTSL, a Platinum BMC Software partner headquartered in the UK and dedicated to providing solutions in and around Business Service Management, announced today a partnership with Next IT, the conversational AI company. The [...] Read more >

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    | May 30, 2017
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    AI is Transformative to Business, but it’s not Magic

      We are currently experiencing a boom in AI for the enterprise, and in that mad dash to ensure that your business remains competitive, it’s natural to focus on the technology itself rather than its implementation. No company has helped to deploy more AI solutions to the enterprise than Next IT, and over the last [...] Read more >

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    | May 24, 2017
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    Getting More Out of Your Workforce with Intelligent Assistants

    Customer experience has clearly become one of the highest priorities in the enterprise, with 95% of executives putting it at the top of their list in 2016 and 75% of those planning to use it as a competitive advantage (Forrester Research). Despite good intentions, however, customer service can be a tricky thing to get right, [...] Read more >

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    | May 16, 2017
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    Next IT in the Wild: Q&A with Allen Sebrell, Amtrak

    When it comes to customer experience, the travel industry is not only the most competitive, it also has a lot at stake. Consumers are spending more than ever before on travel, and they’re demanding more options to connect than ever before. Sixty-eight percent of millennials prefer travel companies that offer mobile upgrade purchases or self-service [...] Read more >

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    | March 24, 2017
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    AI Will Work for the Workforce — Just Look at Call Centers

    Over the past year, we’ve seen many dramatic reports covering the impact AI will have on the workforce. The fear of automation replacing jobs has overshadowed the potential opportunities and even benefits of AI. Those concerns are not without merit, of course, as any evolving means of production and technologies will invariably change the way [...] Read more >

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    | March 7, 2017
  • How Government Agencies Are Relying on AI

    With the administration taking shape in Washington D.C., a lot of attention is being focused on how new policy initiatives will impact government agencies. One trend we expect to continue through the next four years is an increased emphasis on intelligent virtual assistants and AI. This isn’t a new trend, of course. Eleven years ago, [...] Read more >

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    | February 2, 2017
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    How AI Makes You a Better Listener for Your Customers

    Large companies are more eager than ever before to better understand their customers. We want to anticipate what our customers want and what they need so that we can better serve them and earn their loyalty and trust. The problem is that traditional customer interactions simply don’t capture this kind of data in a way [...] Read more >

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    | January 20, 2017
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    Conveying Brand Values Through Your IVA, Part I

    Before we begin working with a new customer, we’re often asked how an Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) can convey a company’s brand. Too often we see IVAs being considered as just a tool of the contact center, and brand is simply thought of as a color scheme and a logo. In reality, the goal of [...] Read more >

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    | December 20, 2016
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    TMT News Recognizes Next IT With 2016 Technology Award

    We’re excited to announce that TMT News Magazine has honored Next IT with a 2016 Technology Award. Next IT was recognized for Best Customer Experience & Workforce Support AI Solutions. TMT News covers innovation and trends at the intersection of technology, media and telecommunications, areas in which we at Next IT are also very active. [...] Read more >

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    | December 16, 2016
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    The A.I. Buyer’s Checklist: Is Your Content Ready for an IVA?

    It’s one of the most common questions we get when talking to a new customer: is my content ready for an Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA)? It’s a smart question – savvy IT leaders know that an IVA is only as good as its training. Since most businesses haven’t been capturing and organizing content, call logs [...] Read more >

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    | September 23, 2016
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    Communicating Across Cultures and Languages with Virtual Assistants

    Just ten years ago, I remember making my way down the cobblestone streets of Mexico searching for the nearest cibercafé to make an international call to the states or to Skype on a rented computer – the most innovative means of international communication at that time. Those were the days of delayed calls and frozen [...] Read more >

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    | September 21, 2016
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    The A.I. Buyer’s Checklist: Building the Team

    “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson The third item on the A.I. buyer’s checklist helps ensure that we meet our goals and see our vision come to life. (Read about our first two checklist items in the series – Creating an [...] Read more >

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    | August 31, 2016
  • Facebook Messenger gets conversational and intelligent with Next IT IVAs

    From web to mobile to social media, there’s not a digital channel where Next IT virtual assistants don’t feel at-home. Watch a demo of Next IT’s latest endpoint in action. Read more >

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    | August 25, 2016
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    Time to Vote! SXSW 2017

    It’s voting season! More information below, but we need your help by voting for our SXSW panels, which you can find through the following links: Smart Machines, Smart Strategies: AI in Business Digital Trust: Human Values, Intelligent Machines Slaying Ticket Scalpers for the Beyhive and Beyond We’re excited to speak at SXSW 2017 on the [...] Read more >

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    | August 24, 2016
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    Controlling Machine Learning in Business

    Machine learning is a pillar of conversational A.I. and natural-language systems that allows them to ingest and apply large amounts of information. In business, machine learning can be a bit unnerving; for example, what if it learns things you don’t want it to? Next IT solves this problem by incorporating human validation to make sure your intelligent assistant is always learning what you want it to. Read more >

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    | August 17, 2016
  • Frost & Sullivan Presents Its 2016 Top Pick for Conversational A.I.

    Forward-thinking enterprises are increasingly turning to A.I.-based solutions that combine the convenience of automation with the expertise of a live representative, dramatically enhancing the efficiency of customer care. Early to recognize the tremendous potential conversational A.I. holds for business, leading analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has been keeping a close eye on the state of [...] Read more >

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    | August 16, 2016

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