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artificial intelligence chatbot
By: Hp Creative Space On: March 13, 2018

Introduction of AI Chatbot for the customers of Diamond Bank

The fastest developing retail bank in Nigeria, Diamond Bank, has introduced an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chatbot to enhance the quality of service and reach out to more people in Nigeria. Ada is the name of the Chatbot, and it has been programmed to give custom-made interactions and experiences to the customers of the bank. Through this Chatbot, the bank would be able to provide relevant and easily applicable solutions to the customers.

Functions carried out by Ada

Ada does multiple works for the customers like payment of bills, airtime purchase, trading of stocks, and transfer of money. All of these works are done through a social network platform. The most used social chatting program, Facebook Messenger is where Ada is already live and that too at all the time. You can hope to see her soon on other messaging platforms too in the near future.

The benefits of Ada to the bank

It is projected that through Ada, Diamond bank is going to reach out to millions of people. This massive scale of financial inclusion will help the bank to capture the high retail opportunity existing in the country. The ones that are already customers of the bank can start taking the help of Ada. The trends of lifestyle are evolving steadily in the county with a steady shift towards digitalization of services. Ada offers the perfect accompaniment to this scenario. She uses regular language which means the experience of interacting with her feels great every time. The country’s inclination towards entrepreneurship and invention is aptly represented in Ada as she was made by local talents.

The thoughts of the bank’s CEO

Uzoma Dozie is the esteemed CEO of Diamond Bank. On the occasion of the launch of Ada, he said that he believes that Nigerian Economy will get transformed by the power of technology and data which makes him excited about the launch the Chatbot Ada powered by AI. He further stated that Ada would improve mobile banking and facilitate personalized banking for the millions of customers of the bank. The financial knowledge of the people, along with transparency and believability, is expected to increase this way. Mr. Dozie feels passionate about the project as he has faith that this will tap into the vast financial market of the country where a large section of the population either does not get involved in banking or has very little involvement. This data-led technological advancement will improve financial inclusion.

The advances already made by Diamond bank

Diamond Bank already has a customer base of 15 million. The Chatbot Ada will add more to this number by bringing in more customers through mobile banking. Two of the major initiatives includes the April Tech Fest and Building Entrepreneurs Today program. In the later, the bank extends its support to the upcoming business leaders of Nigeria. The financial inclusion enterprises of the bank also include increasing women participation in the formal economy. The Diamond Y’ello mobile service has also been launched and at present has over nine million users actively using it.

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