TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Breaking Data Corp. (TSXV: BKD) (the "Company" or "Breaking Data") today announced that it has launched its new BreakingSports bot on Facebook Messenger.
The BreakingSports bot for Messenger provides functionality equivalent to the BreakingSports application, as well as the most advanced conversational interface for querying sports current season statistics. Users are able to ask questions and receive answers from the BreakingSports bot using the same natural conversational language, as if they were asking a friend the question.
The BreakingSports bot supports a full set of functionality that is equivalent to the BreakingSports application for NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL with support for other sports expected shortly. Complete configuration is achieved directly within Facebook messenger BreakingSports bot. The BreakingSports bot allows users to receive personalized news based on their chosen filters (scores, injuries, roster moves etc.) and subscriptions for teams and/or players.
To start a conversation with the BreakingSports bot, users simply search and add "BreakingSports" to people and groups in Messenger. A tutorial allows users to familiarize themselves with the custom features of the bot. Once configured, users receive Messenger notification for news based on their personalized subscriptions and filters.
Unlike other sports bots, BreakingSports users can interact directly with the BreakingSports bot to ask in natural language such things as current season statistics, standings, schedule, scores, bio information for players, team and league wide rankings, making the BreakingSports bot the most advanced AI powered sports bot available today.
"We are constantly pursuing ways to simplify the distribution of time sensitive sports information. Messenger is the messaging app of choice for more than a billion users each month and we are very excited to bring an application of our advanced AI technology through BreakingSports bot to such a great audience," said Marvin Igelman, CEO of Breaking Data Corp. "We have been involved in the Artificial intelligence and Natural Language Processing sectors for some time now and we are thrilled that Facebook has made this exciting new platform available to the developer community. With the bot we now are able to answer current sports questions and provide users with our Breaking Sports app functionality and customization on Messenger, giving users the best sports bot AI available."
About Breaking Data Corp.
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. The Company's showcase app, BreakingSports, utilizes semantic machine learning and NLP to track social media in a fully automated, real-time manner for significant sports information and events and distributes summarized information through real-time push notifications to consumers. The Company also enables mobile application providers to generate revenue into their apps via its "Poynt-Enabled" SDK and owns Poynt, an award winning local mobile search app. Find out more at breakingdatacorp.com.
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