Intent Classification and its Significance in Chatbot Development

Chatbots are making major waves in the business and tech worlds today. Because of this, chatbot development has become a more and more in-demand area of practice. In this blog, we take an in-depth look at what intent classification means for chatbot development as well as how to compute vectors for intent classification.

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How Does Third-Party Maintenance Improve an IT Shop’s Bargaining Position?

When considering Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) for IT hardware as an alternative to OEM-supplied storage support, many IT leaders look solely at cost-savings. There is reason for that, though -- the price can average about 60% lower than OEM contracts. But that’s not all there is to TPM.

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Does My Business Need a Vulnerability Assessment?

IT research firm Gartner predicts that more than 30 percent of Global 2000 companies will be compromised by the year 2020. As organizations become more and more reliant on the Internet to do business, the threat of data breaches and cyber attacks grows exponentially. Is your business safe from malicious hackers? Should you have your business assessed for potential vulnerabilities?

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4 of the Best Language-Learning Chatbot Apps of 2017

Language learning tools and translators have been in high demand for years. To be bilingual or multilingual opens up so many opportunities for both your career and for interacting with others from different cultures. Recently there has been interest in a more 'personal' approach to learning a new language - using chatbots. Here are four of the best language-learning bots we've found so far.

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Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Every business needs to have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. There are dozens of different reasons to implement one: natural disasters, fire, malfunction, theft -- each having its own protocol to follow. Many business owners have pushed off implementing a disaster recovery plan, fearing that it is too time-intensive and too much to manage. But what happens when that disaster strikes? What will you do?

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The Importance of Using a Firewall

 Whether your computer is designated for personal use or you run a multi-billion dollar corporation, security should be one of your number one priorities. Would you want to leave the door to your home wide open while you were away? Firewalls are much alike a padlocked door to your home. Coupled with other security systems - an alarm, motion-sensitive cameras, or perhaps a guard dog - it will make your belongings safer.

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Why Does Deep Learning Matter?

There has been a recent surge of interest in Artificial Intelligence. Businesses have been fascinated with the opportunities that it can provide. However, this interest has much more to do with Deep Learning - autonomous, self-teaching systems - than other factions of AI. 

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The Threat of Artificial Intelligence

It's no secret that humans dislike - and often fear - change. This is also coupled with the worry that robots are advancing at a pace that may not be able to be maintained by humankind. With the advent of robots that reach 'uncanny valley' to those that are able to lie to get what they want, should we be worried about how quickly artificial intelligence is developing?

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What is Blockchain?

Of all of the new technologies that have grown in the past few years, Blockchain is one that may be the most confusing concept. Created as a way to make more secure transactions, Blockchain is rapidly becoming an important piece of the Internet and how we document changes. 

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The History of Chatbots

The idea of creating a machine that had humanlike thought processes has been around for centuries. Scientists, philosophers, and even sculptors were fascinated by the idea of a humanistic automaton.

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