Generative AI is transforming the future of business across all industries. It has the ability to create new and innovative solutions to complex problems in a way that was previously impossible with traditional computing methods. Generative AI unlocks new possibilities for innovation, efficiency, and customer engagement.

In this article, we break it all down for you. And we explain how you can safely and productively take advantage of the unparalleled capabilities of Generative AI within our trusted Conversational AI platform to reap better business outcomes.

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Key concepts

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that deals with enabling computers to understand, interpret, and manipulate human language (natural language) as it is spoken or written. NLP involves developing algorithms and models that can perform tasks such as language translation, sentiment analysis, speech recognition, and text summarization. These algorithms work by analyzing the structure and meaning of text or speech, including the context, syntax, grammar, and semantics, to derive insights and generate output. NLP has numerous applications in areas such as chatbots, language translation, voice assistants, and text analytics.

Generative AI

Generative AI uses machine learning models to produce unique content from patterns in data. This groundbreaking technology is built on massive datasets and relies on a mix of supervised and unsupervised learning methods, enabling generative models to produce human-like text, videos, audio files, images, and even code.

Large language models (LLM)

Large language models (LLM) are a type of generative AI focused on understanding and generating human-like text. Powered by vast amounts of text training data, these models allow CX leaders to shift away from manual efforts and use artificial intelligence to automate content creation, improve decision-making, and deliver human-like experiences.

Why out-of-the-box solutions don't work

While the developments in Generative AI and LLM models are exciting, they are powerful entities that require extensive fine tuning and customization to align with enterprise-specific needs. There are issues with bias and inaccuracy. There’s a lack of analytics. And more.

Given that most LLMs are trained on general-purpose data and lack domain-specific knowledge, the usability of out-of-the-box LLM-powered solutions is not realistic, as they need significant adaptations, controls, safety rails, and deep investments of time and resources.

Partner with us for Trustworthy AI

LivePerson makes the power of LLMs accessible to your enterprise in four key ways:

  • Enterprise-grade data: Augment LLMs with the world’s largest conversational data set, drawn from a billion monthly interactions.
  • Human optimization at scale: Keep conversations grounded, factual, and relevant to your industry with over 350,000 skilled humans in the loop, enhancing models continuously.
  • Impactful insights made easy: Accelerate better decision making with enterprise-level analytics and reporting that automatically delivers actionable insights.
  • Responsible AI from Day One: Reduce risk of bias by partnering with the founders of EqualAI, spearheading standards and certification for responsible, safe, and secure AI since 2018.

Our solution

You can deliver an omnichannel customer experience that’s powered by state-of-the-art LLMs. Our solution helps you to reduce costs, improve resolution times, and boost productivity.

AI safety tools

Guardrails and safety measures are put in place to provide safe and secure bot and agent responses.

Build customer trust, stay compliant, and ensure accurate representation of your brand with the following:

  • Enterprise-grade safety controls that validate and properly navigate inbound/outbound conversations across channels leveraging LLMs.
  • Hallucination detection for URLs, phone numbers, and email addresses.
  • Prompting and guidance to focus conversations on defined scope of knowledge, tested among hundreds of chatbots for safety.
  • Agents in the loop with real-time response validation, allowing agents to review, edit, and approve responses.

A digram that shows that there are scope and risk controllers with guardrails between the LLM and LivePerson applications

Conversation Copilot

Any person in your company can be the human in the loop and provide their expert opinion.

Reduce agent onboarding and training times, deliver consistent customer experiences, and realize faster time to value with the following:

  • Conversation Assist: Offer your agents LLM-powered conversation recommendations for rapid resolution.
  • Conversation Summary: Ensure your agents have the context they need, preventing customer repetition across Voice and Messaging channels.
  • Generative Intent Training: Accelerate development of your NLU taxonomy by your AI builders.

A diagram that illustrates that Conversation Assist, Conversation Summary, and Generative Intent Training all leverage LLMs

Conversation Autopilot

Virtual assistants can leverage your content to create ChatGPT-like conversational experiences.

Reduce development time, realize rapid deployment, lower operational costs, and increase efficiency and CSAT with the following:

  • Conversation Builder: Build automated virtual assistants that provide context-aware, secure, and up-to-date conversations across Voice and Messaging channels.
  • KnowledgeAI: Integrate your knowledge content (Web site, PDF, etc.) to fuel powerful conversations.

A diagram that illustrates that Conversation Builder and KnowledgeAI leverage LLMs

Voice and Messaging AI

You can extend LLM-powered and conversational automation experiences to both Voice and Messaging channels.

Reduce costs, improve omni-channel customer experiences, and boost agent retention in the contact center with Conversation Builder. Build LLM-powered Voice bots and Messaging bots that offer warm, natural, and efficient experiences. Experiences that are, well, human-like. You can integrate with third-party platforms (CRM, customer data platforms, etc.) and other business systems to provide rich data and allow conversations to power any business action.

An example Voice bot in action, shown beside the Agent Workspace in Conversational Cloud

Generative AI reporting

Analytics and insights help you to build, measure, and improve your customer experience with Generative AI.

Improve operational efficiency, mitigate risks, and realize an excellent customer experience with the following:

  • Generative AI reporting dashboard: Use this within the Conversational Cloud to optimize LLM capabilities.
  • Safety and usability metrics: These are powered by state-of-the-art content moderation.
  • LLM conversational performance: Measure CSAT, MCS, and more.

A view of the Generative AI Reporting dashboard

Get started

Activate the features

Have one of your admin users enable our Generative AI features via the Management Console within Conversational Cloud:

  1. Search for "Generative AI."
  2. Use the in-product, self-service onboarding tool to activate the features. It guides you through the terms and conditions that you must accept.

    The Management Console page that has the button you click to activate LivePerson's Generative AI features

Next steps and more info

Ready to get started? Use the articles below for info on next steps, best practices, and more.