BSE launches ‘chatbot’, “Ask Motabhai” for access to stock market information
According to Digit, BSE has introduced a chatbot, Ask Motabhai, which is built using ShepHertz Applied AI Services on Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence platform. The chatbot helps provide customized, on-demand information to investors from BSE’s information base. In addition to stock prices and corporate news, visitors to the BSE website look for information on various financial instruments like mutual funds, derivatives, and IPOs.
Read the press release below:
BSE in partnership with Microsoft and Shephertz today announced the launch of ‘Ask Motabhai’, an Artificial Intelligence-based ‘chatbot’, to provide on-demand data and information from the stock exchange’s website. BSE makes available on its website (www.bseindia.com) information on stock price, corporate results, and announcements, in real-time, of over 5,000 companies listed on the exchange. In order to make it convenient and faster for investors, especially small, retail investors, to get stock and market information, BSE has introduced an AI-based chatbot “Ask Motabhai” which can have a text-based conversation with the user and mine the BSE website to give customized information. The ‘chatbot’ has been built using the Microsoft Bot Framework, Cognitive Services, QnA Maker and Language Understanding Intelligent Service on Microsoft Azure cloud.
In addition to stock prices and corporate news, visitors to the BSE website look for information on various financial instruments like mutual funds, derivatives, and IPOs. The ‘chatbot’ is hence programmed to address market-related queries, like “what are the new IPOs?” and “which stocks are trading at their 52 weeks high?” in addition to the capability to address queries related to corporate actions and a stock’s price.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE said, “We are proud to announce the launch of BSE’s own chatbot ‘Ask MotaBhai’. BSE has always been at the forefront of the adoption of technology-based advancements.