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Api.ai vs Wit.ai (or is it Google vs Facebook?)

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Yesterday’s big news in the world of chatbots was Google acquiring Api.ai, a company which allows developers to integrate natural language processing and understanding into their applications. Think of it like talking to someone, but instead, that someone is now your phone, and it actually understands what you’re saying. Services like Api.ai and Wit.ai are »

Commercial Chatbots: What does the Consumer think?

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Within Greenhouse Group Labs, four students are currently exploring the world of chatbots. The aim is to reveal insights regarding businesses’ incentives to use chatbots and the effect of chatbot usage on customer satisfaction. Meanwhile, various chatbots will be developed and prototyped, most probably with wit.ai. What precisely is a chatbot? According to academics, a chatbot could be defined »

How to set up ESLint with Airbnb JavaScript Style Guide in WebStorm

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Last year, Gaya wrote an incredibly useful article about how to get Airbnb's JavaScript Style Guide working in WebStorm. However, JSCS has joined ESLint quite a while ago. We still want our code to validate through Airbnb's JS style guide. So for us, a migration to ESLint was a natural next step. This article will show you how to quickly »

Google Analytics' new event metrics explained

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As of today, Google has added two new event metrics to Google Analytics: Unique Events (New) and Unique Dimension Combinations. If you still use the old metric, you'll get a message telling you that it will be dropped: Unique Events are deprecated warning in Google Analytics. Let’s see how the two new metrics work. Update 13/09/2016: it »

Get more out of Facebook Messenger

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Answering questions and interacting with people on a Facebook business page was already possible. Now there are options which make this a lot easier, like automatic replies and the Messenger code and username. Do you already make use of these possibilities? How to set up automatic replies in Facebook Messenger You want people to get a reply asap, but you »

Calculation of confidence intervals for ratios

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The science of campaign optimization was among the very first things I was introduced to when first coming to work in programmatic media at Bannerconnect, and it was with great interest that I learned the particular steps our campaign managers regularly take to ensure campaigns run in the most effective way for their advertiser. Statistically sound optimization From the data »