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Building Chatbots at Crazy Lab Days – we are at the forefront of a revolution

Posted by  Claus Jepsen

Unit4 is at the forefront of the next major technology shift. AI, Bots and self-driving systems will revolutionize the enterprise technology market thanks to an entirely new way of communicating with computers. For the first time in history, we can communicate in natural ways, and be guided to complete tasks in quicker, better ways. This new user experience is an attractive thing for companies that need to attract young talent.

Unit4 has already been publicly recognized as an innovator in this area, following the announcement of Wanda, our digital assistant. The Crazy Lab Days event in Oslo this week takes that work a step further as we challenge talented teams of Unit4 developers from around the world to develop new bots.

Since the dawn of computing, human beings have been using very unnatural means to convey our intentions, wishes and commands to computers. Despite evolution of the user experience over time, computing has remained a complex and unfriendly user environment for people, often providing a hindrance to work rather than helping us. The technology behind Chatbots brings exciting advances, enabling us to communicate with computers in the most natural way - through natural language (spoken and written).

Chatbots, programs you can text with like they're human, give us a completely new way of interacting with computers. This is not just evolution, but a revolution. This is the first time in history where we can use natural language to relay our experiences and knowledge. It’s something completely new that will massively impact the future of work and allow people to focus on what is really important, even increasing global productivity.

It means a lot to me to work for a company that gets this, that is at the forefront of technology development and user experience. The developers at Crazy Lab Days are building Chatbots that have practical use cases in our customers’ businesses today. This technology will reduce the administrative burden on people and our mission is to do that for our customers. We can all be proud that we’re building the bedrock on which business applications will be created in the future.

Crazy Lab Days honors our commitment to building systems for people. We’re creating the future and making history!

Claus Jepsen

Claus Jepsen

Claus Jepsen is a technology expert who has been fascinated by the micro-computer revolution ever since he received a Tandy TRS model 1 at the age of 14. Since then, Claus has spent the last few decades developing and architecting software solutions, most recently at Unit4, where he is the Chief Architect and Head of Innovation, leading the ERP vendor's focus on enabling the post-modern enterprise. 

At Unit4, Claus is building cloud-based, super-scalable solutions and bringing innovative technologies such as AI, chatbots, and predictive analytics to ERP. Claus is a strong believer that having access to vast amounts of data allows us to construct better, non-intrusive and pervasive solutions to improve our experiences, relieve us from tedious chores, and allow us focus on what we as individuals really love doing.

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