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Intercom unveils AI customer service bot built with GPT-4 technology

Intercom, an AI-powered customer service solution, revealed it has built an AI customer service bot called Fin, powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Intercom’s proprietary machine learning technology. Fin provides trustworthy and accurate answers to customer questions, saving time for customers and support teams, according to the vendor.

Fin works with zero setup or training required, unlike most bots where responses need to be curated manually by a human.

With the simple toggle of an on-off switch, Fin will start resolving queries instantly, learning everything it needs from companies’ existing support articles and only providing answers based on that content.

Responses can include quotes and links to sources, so customers can trust answers without needing a support agent to step in. If a human interaction is needed, Fin can disambiguate harder questions and pass them onto support agents.

Fin is specifically built to be effective and ready for customer service teams, using both GPT-4 and the ChatGPT API in parallel to optimize for accuracy and cost-effectiveness.

It features built-in safeguards to increase accuracy, reduce hallucinations (made-up, inaccurate content), and avoid misleading answers or off-brand topics. Fin can hold complete support conversations with customers, understand complex queries, ask clarifying questions, and explain complicated subjects clearly and in a human-like tone, according to the company.

“We built and launched great features for support agents using OpenAI’s previous GPT-3.5 release and have been working on GPT-4 through early testing to develop a trustworthy, customer-facing support bot,” said Des Traynor, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Intercom. “We’ve seen significant accuracy improvements with GPT-4 that reduced the so-called hallucinations and we’re excited to now start testing Fin with customers and see how well it performs in the real world.”

According to the company, Intercom is committed to bringing the latest in AI and automation to customer service teams and now leverages GPT systems across its platform, including recently released features within the Intercom Inbox and Articles products. These features, which debuted in January, are now available to all customers.

Fin will soon be available in beta.

For more information about this news, visit www.intercom.com

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