Insights and Inspiration


Conversational AI in Debt Collection

Fireside Chat: Conversational AI in Debt Collection in 2024

Following a highly engaging webinar on Conversational AI in Debt Collection; What You Need to Know in 2024 that sparked many questions, the webinar hosts - Mark Opperman (Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer), Graham Bragg (Business Development Director) and Enzo Viscito (Business Development Director) - decided to record another session where they unpacked the queries in more detail.


How can people make the most of ChatGPT and AI?

The conversation looked into ChatGPT's vast potential as a tool, acknowledging both its innovative applications and the inherent risks, particularly in regulated industries. The hosts noted that ChatGPT could enhance customer interactions by incorporating external data thus improving content relevance. However, the dynamic nature of ChatGPT models poses challenges, including varying responses to identical queries over time and concerns over data privacy and compliance, especially when handling personal information.

Further discussion highlighted the practical applications of AI in improving customer service efficiency, such as automating responses to frequently asked questions. This not only makes operations smoother but also offers a more engaging work environment for agents, moving away from repetitive tasks to more complex and interesting customer interactions.

How does conversational AI enhance the working life of contact centre agents?

Additionally, they explored the potential of conversational AI to make agents' lives easier and more productive. Today, agents prefer digital interactions preferred over traditional phone calls. This shift not only makes recruitment easier but also enriches job satisfaction by automating mundane enquiries, allowing agents to focus on more meaningful engagements.

What measures need to be in place around data security and privacy in AI-driven debt collection?

The conversation also touched on the importance of data security and privacy, especially in sensitive sectors like debt collection. The hosts emphasised the necessity for stringent measures to ensure data protection, alongside the benefits of deploying ChatGPT within a controlled and secure enterprise environment.

What are the barriers to adopting conversationsl AI?

The barriers to adopting AI and conversational AI technologies were discussed, identifying compliance fears, misunderstanding of the technology, and job security concerns as significant hurdles. Yet, by adopting a gradual approach to implementation, businesses can mitigate these concerns, demonstrating the value and efficiency gains from AI without compromising on data security or employee roles.

Overall, the hosts underscored the transformative impact of ChatGPT and conversational AI across various facets of customer service and operational efficiency, advocating for a balanced and informed approach to leveraging these technologies.

Everything you need to deliver great customer experiences and business outcomes

Experience the wonder of Conversational AI for Customer Engagement

If you need to improve your customer engagement, talk to us and we'll show you how AI automation via digital messaging apps works.

You will love the Webio experience.

We promise.




Register for a personalized demo where our team will review how Webio's intelligent customer engagement solutions can positively impact inbound and outbound customer engagement in your business.


Uplift in Payment Arrangements
Increase in Agent Productivity
Decrease in Operational Costs
Increase in Customer Engagement


WhatsApp Contact Button