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The latest news & insights from our team of banking, fintech, and AI experts.

How AI-powered chatbots can make real-time payments a reality — Abe at PayThink 2016

This week, Abe co-founder and CEO Rob Guilfoyle headed to New Orleans for PayThink 2016. Presented by PaymentsSource and American Banker, PayThink is the nation’s premier banking technology conference. This year, over 700 attendees and 120 speakers gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss the latest trends in digital banking and payments, disruptive technologies, and […]

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Talking Bots, Abe, and Financial Health with Finovation Friday

This week, Abe COO Keith Armstrong headed to New York City, NY for Finovate Fall 2016. Founded in 2007, Finovate is the leading financial services innovation conference series, with annual national and international events that have attracted over 16,000 attendees to date. At the conference, Keith caught up with Travis Engebretsen, Assistant Vice President of Strategy at Seacoast Bank. […]

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This Week’s Best Financial Advice

Welcome to this week’s best financial advice! Every week, we curate the best personal finance, business, and productivity articles from around the web to help you get the most out of your money. 11 Financial Milestones I Tried (And Failed) To Hit By 30 Not everyone has their life figured out by 30 and that’s all right. […]

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3 Questions About Debt You Gotta Answer

Today, many people are living on the edge of a financial cliff, oftentimes with the burden of debt chained around their legs. According to a recent analysis by the New York Federal Reserve, 1 out of every 7 households in the U.S. has a negative net worth. Don’t let this happen to you; know where […]

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5 psychological rules you should follow when building a bot

This post first appeared in VentureBeat. B.J. Fogg is a behavioral scientist who has written extensively about how computer products influence people. He coined the term “Captology,” which is an acronym for computers as persuasive technologies. When people view a product as having a life, the computer system inside the product can leverage the principles of social […]

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Are your chatbots dropping Easter eggs?

This post first appeared on VentureBeat.com. Chatbots are talking up a storm. Some are making sense; most aren’t. In the era of conversational UI, every word matters. The conversational copy you write will define your bot’s personality and amplify your company’s brand. As you build your bot, it’s important to consider how conversational copy can […]

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A bot walks into a bank…

This past April, it wasn’t Steve Jobs on stage, it was Mark Zuckerberg. At the annual F8 developers conference, Facebook announced the opening up of its Messenger API, meaning that the social network was betting big on bots. For today’s banking executives, this “app” thing has now become this “bot” thing. Conversation is the new UI As […]

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The Building Blocks of Your First Bot

This post first appeared on Codeship. The world of bots that can intelligently converse continues to build momentum. We’ve seen the opening up of the Facebook Messenger and LINE platforms, as well as improvements to the existing Telegram platform. In addition to new and improved platforms, the Kik bot store has opened, and Slack is making submission […]

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Tips for Slack bot onboarding

This post first appeared on VentureBeat.com. 2.5 million people use Slack on a daily basis. As usage grows, we are only going to see more bots arrive in the Slack app Store and greater admin control of Slack integrations. According to the Slack Platform Roadmap for Developers, it’s a key priority of Slack to make […]

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