Apple Siri, Google Now set to face tough challenge from Indian start-ups

More evolved artificial intelligence than mere chatbots already here; start-ups seeing rich investments to develop virtual assistants LET’S say you want to book a cab, but before that, you want to order a burger. Suddenly, you remember you have to make your postpaid mobile and DTH bill payments, and also go for an easy broadband internet recharge. Now, instead of having the need to download several e-commerce apps on your smartphone, all you need to do is use only one. Enter Niki, a homegrown artificial intelligence (AI)-powered ‘chatbot’ that acts as a virtual friend and helps you manage your e-commerce services via a simple chatting interface (saving precious memory space as well). It also has the ability to learn and become more ‘personal’ as you keep interacting with it. Niki…


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