A.I and Chatbots – The new Hot Topics in Web Design

The internet has evolved a great deal since it was first launched back in the 80s. Back then, there was no such thing as a high-speed internet connection. Hence the need for simplistic, text-based website with no variations in font, typography, layout or visual content.

A website back then consisted of nothing but pages of standard text placed in front of a white background, with no pictures and no font variations except those in size. Today, the hot topics in Web Design is A.I (Artificial Intelligence) and Chat Robots (Chatbots).

Chat bots are computer programs or characters that mimic conversation with people using artificial intelligence. They can transform the way you interact with the internet performing various tasks. Such as answering questions, helping them to navigate websites and assisting them with advertising. Today we are going to discuss what it is, how it works and the future of AI in Web Design.


What is a Chat Bot

Once, a messenger app did just that – message. Although with the rise of artificial intelligence, tech companies are falling over themselves to prove how much more useful and interactive their apps can be. Which is why you’re about to see an explosion of “bots”.

Chat bot, chatbot or chatterbot, can be found on screens and in the virtual worlds, but also in the real world, for example holographically projected or as physical talking and responding puppet, toy or robot. Often, chat bot appears online and in instant messenger programs such as Windows Live Messenger,  or Google Talk, where a chat bot is part of the buddy, contact or follow list of the human user.

Chat bot appears on many other platforms as well, such as social networks (e.g. Facebook), virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life) or mobile devices (e.g. iPhone).

Chat bot can either look like a human being, or a digital avatar, an animal, alien or may have an image that does not look like a living creature at all. Usually, chat bot has human name such as Tim, Anna or Alex.

The Future of AI in Web Design

Surfing the web today is more than just work, it is an experience, a passtime, an activity of fondness. No wonder, millions of rands are spent each year in this industry, dedicated to creating the best web design that sends the competition licking the dust.

There has always been a constant attempt by web hosting companies and website builders to provide a budget-friendly alternative to expensive web development. But let’s face it, DIY web designing, when done by the hands of amateur webmasters,  is not what it’s made up to be. It’s a constant hassle, the end result is poorly optimised, and the website never results in many successful conversions. That is exactly why big-time organizations hire efficient web developers for several thousand dollars instead of looking for a cheaper alternative.

However, some innovative organizations such as Grid and Wix claim to have come up with a new technology to help the ordinary webmaster create professional websites in a matter of minutes. Using artificial intelligence generated by a complicated algorithm of logics and code, they have made website building software’s that can help generate your website in two minutes, without you ever needing to get your hands dirty. But how successful is this new technology?

How does the Chat Bot work

The AI assistant asks you a series of questions that help it determine the nature of your business and the type of website you are trying to create. Then, based on hundreds of hours of programmed algorithming, it helps determine a correct combination of branding, layout, design and content that help your website shine.

This saves the user from hours of struggle that entails manually building one’s website, coding or no coding. You don’t have to painstakingly design each and every element, or even put them together in an organized manner. The AI handles everything, leaving you to concentrate on creating the best content for your audience to enjoy.

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