January 20th 2017: Darlington: MyFirmsApp has joined an elite group of organisations that have won the go-ahead to build Artificial Intelligence into its web, mobile and connected-device Apps using the next generation technology platform, Amazon Lex.
The pioneering development team will use Amazon Lex, the technology that powers Amazon’s Alexa, to deliver a better and more interactive experience for accountants and their clients who use Apps built on the MyFirmsApp platform and build a more conversational user experience for connected devices in the rapidly growing segment of Internet of Things (IOT).
The pioneering development team at MyFirmsApp will be trialling Amazon Lex’s speech recognition and natural language understanding capabilities with the potential to build an entirely new generation of Apps that have human-like intelligence and can see, hear, speak, understand and interact with the world around them. The potential to add a voice or text chat interface to create bots on mobile devices that can help with basic tasks is set to transform how accountants respond to customer requests and make them more productive.
“AI is an exciting prospect for accountants as it will make it possible to effectively add another member to the team that is available 24 X 7 to answer multiple questions and carry out simple tasks. This ‘virtual’ member of staff will help the accountant retain trusted advisor status by appearing to be available at all times,” says Joel Oliver, CEO, MyFirmsApp.
About: MyFirmsApp™is a global FinTech company that is widely recognised as the world leader in App and mobile technology in the Professional Service sector. With a particular focus on accounting and bookkeeping firms, MyFirmsApp provides a mobile branded presence for those wanting to engage with their clients, prospects, partners and team members via their smartphones.
The Apps are available in 8 countries and there have been 200,000 downloads to date. It is also the only accredited and endorsed App solution for Professional Service firms.