Ted Cohn

Ted Cohn

Ted Cohn

Founder, technologist, advisor, entrepreneur, software architect. Mobile, NLP, search, full stack, web, UX, graphics, robotics, 10 patents. Apple, NeXT, Excite, Ugobe, Nook.

Fazoli’s testing voice-ordering capabilities

Fazoli’s customers can now order meals via Alexa at some locations, thanks to its partnership with Orderscape, an order automation and voice technology software company, CEO Carl Howard said in an interview with FastCasual.

“Our investment was mainly the time of our team to collaborate with Orderscape and some small soft cost,” he said. “The ordering availability is only available at select company locations while we work through all of the dynamics of this new technology.”

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LevelUp and Orderscape Partner to Power Voice Ordering for Restaurants Globally

BOSTONOct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, LevelUp and Orderscape, two leading restaurant technology firms, announced their partnership to bring voice activated chatbots to restaurants across the U.S. The integration will give tens of thousands of restaurants within the LevelUp network access to voice skills and chatbots to streamline mobile orders. more

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How to Bypass Alexa’s NLP and Jump to Warp 10

If you’re developing skills for Alexa, you’ll find that for all her latest success, her first generation NLP engine is honestly dreadful (and that’s being kind), as compared with competing NLP services, such as API.ai, LUIS, Wit.ai and others.

After a month of developing a complex skill for my startup, I discovered pretty quickly that I was pushing the boundary of Alexa’s NLP, and I wasn’t even done yet. I personally love API.ai and have been using it for our Messenger chatbot for months. Could I use it for Alexa as well? I sure would love to.

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