HDFC’s insurance AI bot to sift customer queries

According to HDFC, this automation initiative will enable it to respond to user queries faster and more efficiently and consistently

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HDFC Life, an Indian life insurance services provider, has launched an email bot named SPOK. It can automatically read, understand, categorize, prioritize and respond to customer emails that are sent to HDFC Life, within milliseconds.

According to the bank, this automation initiative will enable it to respond to user queries faster and more efficiently and consistently. It will also help generate deeper insight on customer needs by identifying patterns in customer interactions and facilitating HDFC Life to progressively anticipate and address all customer issues and needs. The deployment of SPOK will improve customer experience, while providing the support staff with the bandwidth to focus on customer satisfaction and delight.

“We pride ourselves on using the latest technology to continuously improve customer experience. SPOK will help us increase our operational efficiency and we are excited to see how these interactions with our customers provide us inputs to enrich their future experience with us,” said Subrat Mohanty, Senior EVP, HDFC Life.

HDFC Life has embarked on this initiative in collaboration with Senseforth, a startup that offers a wide range of enterprise bots built on its AI platform.

“We are excited to partner with HDFC Life in this journey to transform their customer interactions using cutting edge AI technologies,” said Shridhar Marri, CEO and Co-founder, Senseforth.

“The Email Bot is built on cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing technologies. It functions on A.Ware, our AI Platform. A.ware mimics human cognitive abilities in reading, comprehending, interpreting, and conversing,” he added.

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