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For instance, Trim created a bot that will chat with Comcast for you to negotiate your bill or ask for a one-time credit.
While many chatbots and AI assistants carry female names such as Erica or Penny, My KAI is deliberately genderless.Brands outside of the financial technology (fintech for short) space are also making consumers more comfortable using chatbots.“There’s a big push that was done with Amazon with Alexa and Google with Google Now,” Oren says.In addition to financial chatbots, bots used in other industries serve all kinds of purposes from helping you order a pizza to answering questions on the U. A pilot test of Mastercard KAI is now live with 200 employees, and expanded to 1,000 employees in December 2016.Mastercard also plans to release a bot for merchants that will let consumers make purchases via chat without opening their wallets.“Erica would compare it against your spending habits, your saving habits, what you’re using on your credit card, and it would give you advice and suggestions,” Pace says.
For example, Erica might point out you’re spending more money on dining out than you normally do and ask if you’d like to transfer some money to savings. Banks and credit card issuers aren’t the only ones using bots to help consumers understand and better manage their money.
Erica will “proactively reach out to clients to help them manage their financial lives” rather than waiting for the customer to seek assistance, she says.
(Customers will opt in to get Erica’s help.) For instance, you might tell Erica you’re trying to save for a summer vacation.
You may still have to call or go on the website or app for answers to more complex questions.
However, Del Valle sees the role of bots expanding in the future.
“From a channel point of view, Facebook has enabled Facebook Messenger to become a platform for bots that didn’t exist before” spring 2015, when Facebook first allowed bots on Messenger. Lee predicts that chatbots will prove successful in the long run, but that some chatbots won’t survive the test of time or provide a better experience than interacting with a real person.