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This bot-maker wants to make a thousand interconnected AIs out of your documents

Converting docs into virtual assistants isn't quite the singularity, yet
Albert Settings Screen

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Albert Settings Screen

"Albert" is the default name of the bot, but service subscribers can customize its name and appearance, to create a more personal touch.

The future of bots is sitting in thousands of documents folders, waiting to be born. At least, that’s the premise of Albert, a bot and bot-creation tool from NoHold, which released a pro version on Monday. The premise behind Albert is straightforward: upload a document, and then ask the Albert-generated bot to answer questions with information based on that document. Albert is a product of the modern era of chatbots, but Albert’s origins are, by tech standards, positively ancient: the key work dates back to a patent filed in

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