Xero announces artificial intelligence helpers

Xero co-founder Rod Drury has unveiled a major push into machine learning technology, including the release of a Facebook Messenger chatbot that will provide business advice.  During a keynote speech at the company’s Xerocon South conference in Brisbane today, Drury also announced the company will use machine learning technology to automate the process of coding invoice transactions.  Another new feature, called Live Contacts, will see businesses gain access to real-time customer and supplier information from public records, including details from Australia’s largest credit reporting agency, Veda.  The announcements come on top of a string of new features announced earlier during the conference, aimed both at small businesses and accountants, including BPay support and a major overhaul of My Xero called Xero HQ.  Hey Xero  A major upcoming feature Xero unveiled during the…


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