The Settings page in Conversation Assist contains settings that are shared by all recommendation sources, or by all recommendation sources of a given type (bots or knowledge bases).

After changing settings, clear the recommendations cache in order to pick up the changes.

Suspend/Resume recommendations

This setting applies to all recommendation sources.

Suspend setting

When this setting is on (blinking green), Conversation Assist recommends bots and answers inline in conversations. Click the toggle to suspend or resume recommendations globally.

Max # of recommendations

This setting applies to all recommendation sources.

Max number of recommendations setting

Set the maximum number of recommendations (bot and answer) that Conversation Assist offers at one time. The default value is 3.

On-Demand Recommendations widget

Your agents can use this widget to look up bots, knowledge answers, and predefined content (replies to greetings, closings, etc.) on demand. Turn on this setting to display the widget in the Agent Workspace to all agents.

On-Demand Recommendation on and off setting

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When recommending bots and answers in the widget, the system respects the configuration of your bots and knowledge bases within Conversation Assist:

  • Is the bot or knowledge base turned on within Conversation Assist?
  • What skills are assigned?

If you turn on this widget:

  • It’s likely you will want to hide the Predefined Content widget, so it doesn’t appear in the Agent Workspace. This is because the Predefined Content widget also makes available predefined content. Consider the On-Demand Recommendations widget your one-stop shop that assists agents with their conversations.
  • Have your Conversational Cloud admin reposition this widget based on the needs of your agents.

Inline recommendations

Turn on this setting to offer recommended bots and answers inline in conversations with consumers. When agents use inline recommendations, they save time and make conversational outcomes more consistent. The default value is On.

On and off setting named Inline recommendations

When recommending bots and answers inline in conversations, the system respects the configuration of your bots and knowledge bases within Conversation Assist:

  • Is the bot or knowledge base turned on within Conversation Assist?
  • What skills are assigned?

Answer recommendations

Answer confidence

Set the Answer confidence if you’re using knowledge bases as recommendation sources.

Answer confidence setting

The consumer’s intent will be matched to the articles in the knowledge bases, where each match is assigned a score indicating the system’s confidence in the match. Select the minimum confidence score that an article must have for it to be offered as a recommended answer that can be sent to the consumer.

The higher the score, the more relevant the recommendations. To offer more recommendations, try a lower score.

Rich content

Consider turning on the Rich content setting if you’re using knowledge bases as recommendation sources.

Rich content on and off setting

When this setting is Off, the agent can send a plain text answer that includes just the article’s summary.

When this setting is On, the agent can choose the type of answer to send: plain or rich. A rich answer includes the article’s image, summary, content link, video link, and audio link, as available in the article.

Rich answers being offered to the agent along with plain answers, inline in a conversation

Rich answers being offered to the agent along with plain answers, via the On-Demand Recommendations widget

Considering supporting rich answers. Their multimedia nature makes them much more engaging than plain answers, leading to a best-in-class experience for the consumer.

Important info about rich answer recommendations
  • Currently, rich answer recommendations are supported only on the Web and Mobile SDK channels.
  • The decision to turn on support is made at the account level, not at the recommendation source level. In other words, you can’t turn on support for knowledge base A but not for knowledge base B.
  • Before you turn on support, whitelist the domains in all URLs for the images, videos, and audio files in the articles that might be served as answers. Contact LivePerson Support to assist with this.
  • After you turn on support, answer recommendations are shown in both plain and rich format. This lets the agent view both formats and make a proper choice about which to send.
  • In the rich answer:
    • The link text isn’t editable, nor is the order of the links.
    • The language of the link text depends on the language being used by the agent. It’s the language that is set in their Conversational Cloud profile.
  • Only plain answers can be edited before sending them. Rich answers can’t be edited.

Bot recommendations

Bot confidence

Set the Bot confidence if you’re using bots as recommendation sources.

Bot confidence setting

The consumer’s intent will be matched to the bots, where each match is assigned a score indicating the system’s confidence in the match. Select the minimum score that a bot must have for it to be offered as a recommended bot that can handle the conversation.

The higher the score, the more relevant the recommendations. To offer more recommendations, try a lower score.

Bot messages

Customize the bot messages if you’re using bots as recommendation sources. The messages are sent to the consumer when the bot is added to and removed from a conversation. They help consumers to understand when a bot is involved in a conversation.

Bot messages settings