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Why the University of Canberra is so keen on chatbots

Being able to deliver a virtual personalised assistant to every staff member and student on campus is a step closer to reality for the University of Canberra after it signed up to a new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot platform.

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Why this design leader doesn't mind if he's with the CIO or CMO

For many organisations, the emergence of digital channels necessitated creation of an entirely new business function to support them. A key question then is where to house that function – within marketing, IT, operations, customer, or someplace else?

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Queensland Treasury rolls out virtual assistant

Hot on the heels of the national Department of Human Services’ new digital assistant this week, Queensland Government’s Treasury has claiming a state-first with its new conversational virtual assistant.

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Contextualising with consent

Online consent can be a minefield for brands, and just doing enough to fulfil legal obligations no longer cuts it. Transparency is key, balanced with the right amount of information.

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What to do to avoid the creepy data line

As consumers, we’re well accustomed to ads from brands ‘following’ us around the Internet, and brands using information we’ve volunteered – or they have gathered – to offer us products and services we may be interested in.

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How Mercer, Gartner harness digital experiences for the future

Harnessing digital platforms and AI for customer experience, breaking down situational thinking and embracing journey-based thinking, and finding a north star for engagement are just some of the ways Mercer and Gartner see organisations building better customer experiences.