• August 9, 2016

Rhiza Launches Rhizabot, a Virtual Assistant for Analytics

Rhiza, provider of an online big data analytics platform, has launched Rhizabot, an intelligent virtual assistant for business users. The product has a conversational interface, like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, that enables users to ask business questions and receive clear answers quickly.

The Rhizabot tool marries natural language processing and artificial intelligence with Rhiza's data analytics engine. Users can ask complex business questions by voice or text about customers, market dynamics, and sales. Rhizabot automatically translates conversational questions into queries that can be run instantaneously across multiple massive datasets and uses a proprietary algorithm to identify the relevant answer in seconds.

Rhizabot works on Amazon's Alexa, Android and Google Chrome, with integrations for Siri and Cortana coming soon. Currently, the product uses consumer behavior data from Nielsen, point-of-sale data from IHS Polk, and voter registration data from L2. The tool is data-agnostic and can work with a variety of enterprise and commercial data, such as CRM, Google Analytics, point-of-sale, consumer surveys, and more. The conversational interface analyzes all available data and responds with the most pertinent insights. This information can be drilled down further or visualized with an infographic.

"Companies have a very hard time putting big data into the hands of business users because it's complicated," said Josh Knauer, CEO of Rhiza, in a statement. "We created Rhizabot as an intelligent assistant that any professional, not just data analysts, can use. With its conversational interface, users across a business can ask for meaningful insights on the go, getting the information they need to close a sale or improve a marketing campaign on the spot. A year in the making, we are excited to showcase Rhizabot as the future of business intelligence, with tools that are simple and can be used by everybody."

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