Using artificial intelligence to bring happiness to loved ones is very rewarding and we can’t wait to deliver more joyful experiences like this as technology continues to evolve.
LOS ANGELES November 14, 2017
Dogtown Media wants to bring out the human side of artificial intelligence (AI) with the release of its new AI chatbot, ShoutOut. A first of its kind, ShoutOut aims to emphasize the possible conversational capabilities of AI. For its first foray, the chatbot allows users to send personalized birthday cards to friends or family.
CEO Marc Fisher is excited about the potential that this new AI development demonstrates with its birthday messages: “Using artificial intelligence to bring happiness to loved ones is very rewarding and we can’t wait to deliver more joyful experiences like this as technology continues to evolve.”
The AI app developers at Dogtown Media focused on sending birthday cards for ShoutOut’s debut because the action was simple and relatable. The app was developed to be used on the Google Home and Google Assistant platforms, with an emphasis on ease-of-use. The user simply inputs the recipient name and number, sender name, and personal message through either voice or text. The card’s design was based off of these inputs and MMS messaging, the format it is received in.
The team behind ShoutOut plans to develop the app further by adding features like different cards for different occasions, card customization, event invites, and timed delivery dates. Artificial intelligence is a burgeoning field that is poised to disrupt many industries and economies. Many big names in the tech industry have taken notice and aim to be apart of the revolution. IBM just announced their plans for a $240 million investment in a new AI lab at MIT. With new developments in this technology every day, ShoutOut’s capabilities could expand far beyond its initial use in a short amount of time.
Dogtown Media is a mobile app developer headquartered in Venice Beach, California, with a presence in San Francisco, New York City, and London. The app development firm was ranked #271 overall and #18 in the software development category on Inc’s prestigious Top 500 list. Technologies of focus include wearable devices for mHealth, FinTech solutions, smart home automation, and enterprise IoT applications.
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