Grasia Hald
Head of Communications

Computer Buddy & Karen from HR: The coolest bots on the block

Building products that are likeable and that give an uncharted conversational experience

Botsupply recently had the pleasure of attending and helping power Design Matters ‘17 at Docken! It was here that we featured some new members of our ever expanding  chatbot family — the always likeable Computer Buddy & the efficient Karen from HR!

With that smile Computer Buddy charmed attendees left and right!

With so many awesome workshops and speakers, we built Computer Buddy as a facilitator for guests attending the event. The reason why more and more event planners are using AI powered Chatbots to help them with all the hardwork of preparing for an event, where hundreds attend is simple. 

Chatbots can pose as the perfect tool that is not only available 24/7, is the tool that is always ready to provide from the smallest to the most compelling details around the happenings, stages, speakers, mealtimes, especial offers, etc. The key is to acknowledge the versatility of chatbots, and be smart about the way you want to use them to make the most out of it. Chatbots can work with a variety of tasks from something as simple as indexing information, to helping bolster tickets sales.

This essentially helped them navigate the various events, speakers, and all awesome happenings during Design Matters ‘17! Guests simply needed to ask a question into Computer Buddy’s ear and would get a response from that adorable face 😊🤖

With large events like Design Matters, having a fun interactive bot like this can both be fun, and serve a strategic purpose — ensuring people are up to date with the schedule of activities!

Attendees and our COO, Giovanni, interacting with Computer Buddy

We also can’t forget how much of a hit our other bot, Karen from HR, was to the attendees. Karen works using face recognition — simply message her with ‘happy’, ‘angry’ or ‘oldest’ and take a selfie with other people. Once you message it to her she uses an emoji to let you know who of the group is happiest, angriest, or oldest! Karen is still live, so give it a try yourself!

Our COO, Giovanni, even tried out Karen from HR with some Design Matters guests 👇👇👇👇

As quick as snapping a selfie, and Karen would sort you out!

For example: Here you can clearly see Patrick had the best angry face, although Grasia was a close second. Karen lets you know immediately who she thinks represents the emotions portrayed best.

From Left to right some member of the BotSupply Team (Grasia, Kayla & Patrick)

Overall, Design Matters ’17 was a raging success. From beyond amazing speakers from IDEO, Spotify, Google, SPACE10, and so many more — Docken once again was transformed into an arena of creative thinking and a built a space for learning how to fail fast and forward. 

Design Matters ‘17 reminded us that within this new frontier of technology, well, design really does matter. 🙌🙌🙌