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Buying an Electric Car? - There's an App for that!
« on: August 28, 2013, 08:30:34 PM »
Death of the Car Salesman? BMW Makes AI App To Sell Electric Cars


In the new, strange and intriguing world of electric cars, customers have plenty of questions to ask--and BMW is launching a tool to help answer those questions without having to contact your dealer. Called i Genius, it's actually an artificial intelligence service, combining a database of information on BMW's new electric cars with the ability to interpret a user's questions and respond accordingly.

The system is capable of interpreting words, the context of those words and the sentiment behind each question, allowing it to build an appropriate response in real time--even turning into a conversation with subsequent questions. Nothing is required beyond a simple text message, which BMW promises will be answered with a detailed and helpful answer.


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http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/08/28/0314249/death-of-the-car-salesman-bmw-makes-ai-app-to-sell-electric-cars

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1086513_bmw-i-genius-artificial-intelligence-to-answer-your-questions
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Re: Buying an Electric Car? - There's an App for that!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 09:59:01 AM »
Quote from: SysAdmin;746510


Death of the Car Salesman? BMW Makes AI App To Sell Electric Cars


In the new, strange and intriguing world of electric cars, customers have plenty of questions to ask--and BMW is launching a tool to help answer those questions without having to contact your dealer. Called i Genius, it's actually an artificial intelligence service, combining a database of information on BMW's new electric cars with the ability to interpret a user's questions and respond accordingly.

The system is capable of interpreting words, the context of those words and the sentiment behind each question, allowing it to build an appropriate response in real time--even turning into a conversation with subsequent questions. Nothing is required beyond a simple text message, which BMW promises will be answered with a detailed and helpful answer.


Read more below

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/08/28/0314249/death-of-the-car-salesman-bmw-makes-ai-app-to-sell-electric-cars

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1086513_bmw-i-genius-artificial-intelligence-to-answer-your-questions



Hmmm - as e-vehicles can only be as "green" as the way their charging electricity is produced (and you can't be sure it's produced sustainably), I'd prefer to buy vehicles with hydrogen internal combustion engine or fuel cell...
(provided that the hydrogen is produced sustainably...)
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