AI-Assistants versus Live Chat

AI-Assistants vs Live chat

Live chat emerged as a customer engagement tool to enable better customer service. But even with Live Chat, engaging proactively with customers is an issue since the customer has to deal with the availability of agents, reply time, information inadequacy and sometimes irregularity of information since customer service agents have to be trained individually to respond to customer queries.

AI-Assistants make the experience much simpler for customers. AI-Assistant is an automated chat solution that is pre-trained with a set of FAQs to address and solve customer queries in real-time. They can engage with multiple customers simultaneously, across multiple channels like website, Facebook, WhatsApp and applications and ensure that the answers are consistent across customer queries making them less error-prone.

Live chat vs AI-Assistants
Live chat solutions versus AI-Assistants – a comparative

Key comparatives:

  1. Customer engagement scale

Since Livechat is run by agents, the scale of customer engagement is
dependent on the number of agents available at the time of customer query.

AI-Assistants on the other hand can interact with multiple customers at the same time. They are pre-trained and can be deployed even on high traffic sources such as landing pages to interact with 1000s of visitors at the same time.

2. Availability

Office timings dictate the availability of agents for live chat. Customer queries outside the office timings are generally addressed the next day or sometimes go unaddressed.

AI-Assistants are available 24×7 and interact with customers at any time of the day. This ensures that customer queries don’t go unanswered, leading to better customer engagement and lead capture.

3. Accuracy of Information

Accuracy of information shared in a Live Chat is dependent on the knowledge of the agent that the customer is chatting with, which sometimes leads to inconsistency in information being shared with the customer.

Since, AI-Assistants are pre-trained with FAQs and also trained to understand different variations of the same query, the information shared with customers remains consistent across conversations thus ensuring consistency.

4. Multimedia chat

Livechats are majorly text-based chats. Customer queries are majorly answered via text and there is no scope to share images or videos in the chat.

AI-Assistants can be trained to share images/videos in the chat making the conversation more engaging for the customer, ensuring that the customer gets the information they are looking for and capturing better quality leads in the process.

5. Omnichannel

Livechat tools can be deployed on the website and landing pages only in
most cases. This restricts the customer engagement to website visitors only.

AI-Assistants can be deployed across digital channels which include – Website, Facebook, landing pages, microsites and WhatsApp opening up customer interaction at scale across multiple channels ensuring that you don’t lose out on leads.

6. Lead capture

Majority of the live chat solutions tend to capture the lead details
first, without qualifying the customer, before moving ahead in the
conversation. This leads to a lot of junk leads who are not sales or marketing
qualified leads.

Kenyt.AI’s AI-Assistants on the other hand give the customer an option to explore the products, services, offerings of the company with lead capture happening at certain trigger points in the conversation. This ensures that better quality leads are captured since the customers get information about the products and services before sharing their details.

7. Utility

Live chat solutions are majorly used for lead capture only. They are deployed to improve customer engagement on the website.

AI-Assistants come with a whole set of features that ensures that interaction with the customer happens throughout their buying journey right from lead capture, scheduling appointments, meeting reminders, automated lead nurturing and payments. The depth of knowledge about the customer is higher in the case of AI-Assistants which enables smarter interactions across the customer journey.

8. The Human Interaction angle

Majority of the arguments against AI-Assistants centre around the Human Touch
during the conversations. Livechat solutions give a majorly human touch, making
the conversations more human-like for the customer.

AI-Assistants have evolved to have hybrid conversations with the customer, ensuring that the majority of the FAQs are handled by the bot and the more complex queries can then be routed to the team to intervene in the chat and take over from the bot to interact with the customers. This ensures that the human touch is not lost during a conversation.

AI-Assistant to increase appointments for Healthcare


Over 200+ Hospitals are using Kenyt.AI’s AI-Assistants to generate 3X more leads and improve appointments by up to 50%.  

Consumer behaviour has been changing drastically, even since the beginning of the pandemic. Chatbots were one such tool that gained importance for handling repetitive tasks and reducing the burden on the administrative staff, while also increasing the number of appointments and positively impacting the revenue.

Chatbots in Healthcare?

Chatbots in healthcare can help improve patient engagement and improve operational efficiency by engaging with patients – sharing hospital-specific information, being available 24×7, enabling patients to search for doctors, specialities, schedule appointments, branch search, regional language support and much more.  

This can help hospitals and clinics become more patient-centric and offer personalized experiences to patients across multiple digital channels.

Some of the features of Kenyt.AI Healthcare AI-Assistant:


Healthcare specific: Kenyt.AI Healthcare AI-Assistant is specifically designed for the healthcare sector keeping the requirements of hospitals and clinics in mind. The conversation flows and bot answers have been built specifically to improve the lead and appointment capture for hospitals and clinics.


Search by Specialty: Patients can search for any specific speciality on the AI-Assistant or can share their symptoms based on which the AI-Assistant redirects to the concerned speciality.


Doctor Search: Patients can also choose to book an appointment with any specific doctor of their choice. They can search for the doctor by name, choose the time slot and book an appointment accordingly.


Book Appointments: Configure available time slots, integrate with calendars and enable patients to book real-time appointments on the chat itself, based on the doctor’s availability.

Collect payments on chat: Enable patients to make payments for the appointments, while booking, on the chat itself using Kenyt.AI’s Razorpay integration. Patients can choose the payment method and accordingly make the payments.


Nearby: Enable patients to search for nearby branches using the “nearby” feature. The AI-Assistant picks up the location and showcases the nearby branches for the patient to choose from and schedule appointments accordingly.


Regional Language: Kenyt.AI’s AI-Assistants can be configured to chat in over 122+ languages enabling a smoother experience for patients. A patient can choose the language of their choice and get easy access to information.


Qualifying questions: Kenyt.AI’s Healthcare AI-Assistant can be customized to capture certain patient-specific information before capturing the details or appointment. This can enable doctors to get a brief idea of the patient medical history before the actual appointment.

With changing consumer behaviour, chatbots or AI-Assistants have come to the forefront in terms of patient service and enabling hospitals/clinics to streamline their operational efficiency without having to undergo major organizational changes.

They can be present 24×7, to assist patients with hospital-related information and help capture better-qualified leads and improve the appointment conversions.

Kenyt.AI’s Healthcare AI-Assistant is being used by 200+ hospitals to capture up to 3X more leads and improve appointment conversions.

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Check out some of our existing deployments:

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Dr Batra’s:

Mehta Hospitals:

How to create a chatbot for your website in less than 3 minutes!

Create, train and deploy a Chatbot for your company website in less than 3 minutes

Creating a fully functional automated chatbot for your company website cannot get easier.

Kenyt.AI Self Serve Platform enables you to create a fully configured chatbot – ready to deploy, in less than 3 minutes which can capture up to 3X more leads, enable customers to request for a manual chat, book appointments, browse through your products/services, add to cart and make payments – all on the chat!

The entire process consists of 4 simple steps:

  1. Virtual Assistant Details: Give your Virtual Assistant a name and fill in your details – as simple as that! You’re done with the first step – your chatbot is now ready for customization.
  2. UX Settings: Brand colours help customers to relate to your company. Set your brand colours on the chatbot, upload your logos and customize the look and feel of the chat window to match your brand.
  3. Bot Answers: Customer engagement is dependent on how well the chatbot interacts with your customers. Customers are coming to your website for a reason – they’re looking for specific information about what you do, the services you offer, pricing or where you’re located. Train the chatbot to respond to customer queries and ensure your customers get the information they’re looking for – improve online customer engagement and capture up to 3X more leads from your existing marketing activities.
  4. Deploy: Deploying the Virtual Assistant is a simple copy and paste. Before deploying, you can test the bot, see how the bot is responding to queries, and then if you’re satisfied – copy and paste the code snippet in the header tags of your website.

Voila! Your Chatbot is live, ready to engage with your digital customers, capture up to 3X more leads from your existing marketing activities and improve your sales conversions by up to 50%.

Explore our full set of features:

  • Appointments: Enable customers to book appointments with your team or a specific department, video calls on chat (no additional software required), automated follow-ups, and integration with your existing calendar.
  • Manual Chat: Enable customers to request a manual chat with your agent or any specific department, multi-agent chat to ensure your customers get the right information, agent-to-agent private chat to discuss customer queries and automatic translations for customer interactions.
  • Payments: Give your customers a comprehensive shopping experience – browse through products, add to cart, checkout and make payments – all on the chat!