NLP versus NLU versus NLG

NLP vs. NLU vs. NLG

The proper and correct processing of both written and spoken language is becoming more and more important. Information transfer is increasingly done through “natural” language instead of more predefined choices like the push of a phone button or the recognition of a spoken word. This phenomenon is possible because available technology is capable of converting […]

VGZ’s Speech Routing journey

Sam, VGZ’s successful chatbot, has expanded into new territory: besides text (web chats), it can now also handle speech. And to make sure it really understands what the customer is asking, VGZ has switched from IVR to routing based on speech recognition, also known as speech routing. Sam the chatbot has become a valuable team […]

Data vs Privacy: EU regulations for Artificial Intelligence

Will the development and use of AI-powered solutions such as voicebots and chatbots become more complicated in the coming years? An effective AI solution implementation always starts with a good dataset. It is precisely the use of – especially “human”- data for AI that is subject to new European regulations.

The BIAS of Speech

Speech technology performance is based on what data engineers provide to it. As the starting point they use data directly available in their environment. But be careful while handling data because Technology will recreate our bias and specific vision, which can be dramatic.

PGGM launching customer Spoken Summary

At Telecats we use speech recognition to convert a spoken summary from the advisor into text. This results in an easily readable written summary which is automatically saved in the CRM system.

AI for Rookies, an introduction to technology

Voice assistants, autonomous cars, connected cities, our daily lives are now paced by technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing. But what is really behind all these words that are as fascinating as they are worrying? Here is a glossary of terms to help you understand what they are all about. Artificial Intelligence Originated […]

Customer service in the Metaverse

During the pandemic, many digital developments were accelerated. Due to the lock-downs and working from home, a lot of communication moved to the digital world. Partly because of this, we have become used to being together in the online virtual world. As a result, the concept of the Metaverse has attracted a great deal of […]

The evolution of voicebots

Speech technology has improved significantly in recent years, and through machine learning and conversational design, we see Voicebots communicating more and more humanely and successfully.

Online Masterclass Speech technology.

Masterclass Speech technology

In this masterclass, following his blog, dr. Arjan van Hessen will take you into the world of speech technology and its use in customer service. Watch the video and learn why it’s not about what is said but what is meant. How does speech recognition perform these days and what can you expect? How is […]

DPG Media optimizes CX with speech technology.

DPG Media is the largest publisher in the Netherlands. At DPG Media, the Customer Services department is responsible for service and sales for subscribers of their brands. With dozens of strong brands such as, VT Wonen, AutoWeek and of course Donald Duck, there is always an active marketing campaign that results in customer contact. […]

Routing to the best solution, the KPN service strategy.

The customer service department at KPN is the first point of contact for both private and corporate clients. The many millions of customer contacts with KPN are handled by phone and are also increasingly taking place through digital channels.

High available redundant self-service IVR and IP telephony platform M7 Group.

M7 Group, owned by Canal+, is a major European pay-tv operator offering and language-specific packages to over three million subscribers in eight countries: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. Telecats implemented a high available redundant self-service IVR and IP telephony platform for M7 Group. With the Telios IVR solution from Telecats, […]

We are Telecats. New style. Same Energy. Find out!

For more than 25 years, we have been constantly innovating and delivering tailor made solutions for Telephony to many famous brands in the Netherlands. In 2020, a new era started, Telecats –  now fully part of the Webhelp family – has decided to dedicate its effort toward a set of products tailored for great customer experiences and embedding cutting […]

Aegon continuously working to optimize customer experience.

Aegon’s customer contact has been through intermediaries for a long time, but in the recent decade there has been more and more direct customer contact. Interaction that Aegon cherishes. Aegon formulated a new customer contact strategy: A number of workshops with Aegon’s customer contact staff identified the conditions needed to achieve this. These turned out […]

AI in customer contact.

Will smart systems with Artificial Intelligence make the difference in customer contact over the next 5 years? Since 2016, AI has been a buzz-word that goes around in “our” world. We have Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) with Deep Neural Networks (DNN). But what is exactly the difference between these […]

Sleeping along with Sheltersuit Sleep Out.

Due to the far-reaching measures taken by the government, the SHELTERSUIT SLEEP OUT will also be cancelled on Saturday 14 March on the Grote Markt in Enschede. The Sheltersuit Sleep Out will be postponed until the autumn. We are proud to sponsor our colleagues who will sleep outside for the Sheltersuit Sleepout to draw attention […]

KPN speech routing award winning case.

KPN and Telecats win CustomerFirst Partnership Award For over 10 years KPN and Telecats have been working together to continuously innovate and improve customer service for joint customers and KPN Customer Service itself. Since last year we have changed the way we work together: from a customer-supplier relationship to a partner model in which time-to-market […]