Twilio recently launched Twilio Autopilot, the first fully programmable conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) framework for developing custom home assistant apps, bots and IVRs. Users desire a fast, self-service option when communicating with commerce, but when that experience does not give them the required information, they frequently get frustrated.

Autopilot utilizes top-quality chat patterns to systematize the procedure of collecting initial information chat with users. If chat with a contact center agent is needed, Autopilot can flawlessly transfer the chat to the agent, allocating the background of the initial communication so users do not need to re-interact. It is designed in such a way that developers only need to code their apps once, and without coding anything extra they can install it across any support channel – such as IVRs, chat, SMS, Google Assistant, Alexa, and Slack.

Machine learning is the most transformative technology of our time,” Nico Acosta, Twilio’s Product and Engineering Manager, claimed. He also said:

“However, until now, the tools available for building machine learning-powered conversational experiences have been too complex and not optimized for developers, which has led to poor customer experiences. We built Autopilot to make companies successful in building bots that delight users, instead of frustrating them.”

Twilio Autopilot ExampleVirtual assistants and bots have the capability of being “transformative” for commerce. Companies will have shorter response times, be able to connect to more customers, and supply an “always on” resource for user service queries. Still, providing a captivating self-service experience for users is challenging for commerce because present technologies are not designed with the user experience in mind. Twilio Autopilot is the solution to this challenge for commerce, it provides them a platform which can be installed almost across any channel and is integrated with logic that makes sure that natural communication happens from start to end.

Gartner report says, “With only 4% of enterprises having deployed conversational interfaces but 38% planning to or actively experimenting, this market is set for growth.” The report further claims, “By 2021, 15% of all customer service interactions will be completely handled by AI, an increase of 400% from 2017.”

Twilio Autopilot will allow the businesses to:

  • Personalize the conversational style and tone of the communication,
  • Build intelligent bots faster,
  • Utilize their own data for training of bots that get intelligent with time,
  • Flawlessly transfer conversations to agents when needed, and
  • Develop applications only for once and install across any channel.

It’s been two days now, developers are able to access Twilio Autopilot through the Twilio Console, since Oct 17. Further, a widget in Twilio Studio can also make it accessible and Twilio Flex can be used for its deployment.