可愛機械雀進駐日本伊勢丹新宿店,測試 Watson 人工智能


【科技特搜】日本伊勢丹新宿店最近引入具備 Watson 人工智能的可愛機械小鳥,測試 AI 如何能協助該百貨公司的業務。據了解,伊勢丹希望透過以 IBM Cloud 以及 Watson 技術啓動的機械鳥來擔任店頭小助手,嘗試達到幾個目標:

  • 收集客人資訊及數據,從而協助伊勢丹優化貨品及銷售
  • 分析客人,並提供客人會有興趣的產品之建議
  • 分析店內人流情況,作出相應的員工調動建議

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The Next Generation of Infrastructure Services

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Danske Bank is testing the IBM Watson-based services platform that uses cognitive technologies to help IT service providers improve operations.

With rapidly changing business needs and accelerating business cycles, organizations need consistent and reliable service delivery across a “supply chain” of services from multiple vendors. There is no compromising choice for reliability. Both play an equally important role in a business’s success and they need the services they are using to continuously evolve.

For the IT services industry, it means a shift from system integration to services integration, and from a people-led and technology-assisted approach to one that is technology-led and people-assisted. In other words, most standard tasks and processes will be executed by increasingly autonomic systems that are data-driven, cognitive and automated.

This approach also means the evolution of automation and advanced analytics to cognitive delivery. Like many in the industry, we believe cognitive delivery is the next stage of the delivery lifecycle transformation.

Companies are already taking better advantage of the wealth of operational data and experience to gain insights that trigger automated actions for better business outcomes from IT or advise human experts to make better decisions.

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Cognitive Computing Comes to the Help Desk


In many organizations, support for IT problems can be somewhat haphazard. The result of a user request often depends on the IT worker responding to it, who needs to ask the correct series of questions to get the answers they need. This may not be a straightforward process, however; what workers think they need to know may not actually be correct. A breakdown in support functions may even lead to the rise of shadow IT, as workers become frustrated and revert to using the tools they understand instead of those approved by the organization.

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聊天機械人 助銀行提升客戶體驗



蘇格蘭皇家銀行推出了網上機械人顧問Luvo,幫助他們更快速、輕鬆地回答客戶查詢  (相片來自互聯網)


當中,聊天機械人 (Chatbot)更成為熱門趨勢。恒生銀行較早前宣佈,計劃在下半年於網站推出智能服務助理,讓客戶查詢一般銀行服務或產品資訊。

聊天機械人服務可助銀行提升客戶體驗,在減低成本之餘促進效率。例如蘇格蘭皇家銀行於2016年底推出了網上機械人顧問Luvo,為銀行客戶提供一般查詢服務,並可因應客戶需要將對話無縫轉移到線上服務專員,免除客戶通過多重詢問和轉接之苦, 助他們快速得到答案和服務,在提升客戶滿意度之餘,又可大大縮減客服人員處理一般查詢的時間。

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Billions of Threats, Milliseconds to Respond: Automating Resiliency

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Time is not on our side. To succeed against threats, organizations need automation and cognitive technologies combined with strategy, process and testing. Effective resiliency requires investment, leadership and a culture where people imprint an always-on attitude onto their professional DNA.

For decades, business continuity was viewed as a way to prevent disasters when hardware and software failed. This process focused primarily on preparing for human error, poor change management and natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and fires. But now, more than any other time in history, cyberattacks are flooding the front lines in the resiliency battle. Cyberattacks aren’t just another threat — they’re the mother of all threats.

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AI Chatbots: A Must-Have for Customer Service

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When they first emerged chatbots were simple – mostly just web browser pop-ups that could only send straightforward messages like “Hi, how are you?”  Now with the integration of latest technologies they can be a key customer service element in web based customer interactions.

Hang Seng Bank announced in April 2017 their plan to launch the “Virtual Assistant” service by the end of 2017. The chatbot prototype, powered by IBM Watson, is offered on the website and mobile channels for internal testing currently.


Hang Seng Bank announces their plan to use chatbots for customer service. From left to right: Barry Chan,  Partner and Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services, Paul To, Assistant General Manager, Head of Digital Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Hang Seng Bank, Mimi Poon, Director, Banking and Financial Markets, IBM

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