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ContactEngine named a winner in 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards

2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards (1)

London and Washington, D.C., 25th March 2020:The Business Intelligence Group has today announced that ContactEngine, the conversational AI technology used by large corporations across industries to automate customer communications, was named a winner in its Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards programme.

This business awards programme sets out to recognise those organisations, products, and people who bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) to life and apply it to solve real problems.

ContactEngine, which was recognised for its advancements in what they call ‘Human-Computer Rapport’ AI technology, allows clients to engage with their customers in objective-driven, automated conversation through any channel. It is used by top UK, European, and North American brands in telecommunications, utilities, financial services, auto and retail, including British Gas, BT, DHL, Sky, Telus, Verizon, Virgin Media, and Whirlpool.

ContactEngine was able to identify what is currently missing from existing human-computer customer service interactions - the inclusion of historical interactions to provide differentiated and contextual responses during a conversation. As a result, ContactEngine has been developing its Human-Computer Rapport AI technology, in partnership with the University of Dundee’s Centre for Argument Technology, to provide differentiated responses and actions based on the wealth of contextual information available from prior interactions with a given customer in order to develop a rapport.

Professor Mark K. Smith, CEO of ContactEngine, commented: “We’ve worked very hard to develop what is a first of its kind AI technology for our customers - it’s white box, explainable, and built based on a decade of learning gained from running millions of conversations. But there’s a lot more we want and can do and that’s why we’ve been working alongside Professor Chris Reed at the University of Dundee to develop Human-Computer Rapport. We strive to keep ContactEngine evolving, improving, and at the cutting-edge of AI for our clients.”

“We are so proud to name ContactEngine as a winner in our inaugural Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program”, said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer for Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that ContactEngine was using AI to improve the lives of their customers and employees. Congratulations to the entire team!”

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About ContactEngine

ContactEngine is a Conversational AI technology that enables brands to proactively engage customers in conversations that fulfil business objectives. ContactEngine automates outbound customer engagement across all channels and generates unique insights into the changing patterns of communication by applying demographic and intent analysis, linguistics and ground-breaking artificial intelligence principles to mass volumes of raw data. ContactEngine transforms the way global brands engage with their customers – saving brands millions and making their customers happier. For more information about ContactEngine, please visit

About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Contact: Maria Jimenez
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