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Bang Digital Media Makes Groundbreaking Leap in A.I. Chatbot Technology

DENVER, Oct. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bang Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:BXNG), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Bang Digital Media, today announced it has the created the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (“A.I.”) personality to sell products to humans via Facebook Messenger -- without the customer ever realizing they are speaking to a chatbot.

“Bang Digital Media has made a little bit of history,” Steve Berke, CEO of Bang Holdings said. “Although still in beta, we believe we are developing the future of sales and customer service. An A.I. that can speak intimately with a thousand consumers at once can replace vast rooms full of customer service representatives. And why base call-centers overseas where people with accents speak robotically from scripts, when you can have an American made bot tirelessly deliver the perfect sales pitch, at a fraction of the cost?”

To establish proof of concept, Bang’s team developed a chatbot that is obsessed with Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. The team chose Trump primarily due to the relative ease of attracting his enthusiastic supporters for engagement. The bot is called, “The Donald” and has a Facebook following of more than 400,000 fans, and although Bang’s developers may not agree, The Donald Bot has its own reasons to think a Trump Presidency is best for America.

“Remarkably, although most of The Donald’s supporters understand they are not conversing directly with Trump, many believe they are speaking with a human representative,” Berke said. “They seem to have no idea that they have been chatting, and even negotiating the purchase price of a product, with a robot. We are proud to be the first company to break this major A.I. technological barrier.”

And Bang Digital Media is not stopping there.

“Now that we have a proof of concept for what we have dubbed a ‘Digital Social Influencer,’ we are ready to bring our new technology to our core cannabis marketing business,” Berke added. “Bang Digital Media is innovating ways for brands to connect to consumers, and given that social media will be the dominant advertising platform of the cannabis industry for the next decade, we are excited to be pioneers in this space.

About Bang Holdings Corporation
Bang Holdings Corporation (OTCQB:BXNG), through its subsidiary Bang Digital Media, provides brand management, cannabis related digital content and influencer-based marketing for the cannabis industry. While major media providers restrict online marijuana advertising, Bang Holdings’ marketing networks allow cannabis companies to directly reach cannabis and cannabis equipment consumers.

Since launching its first digital channel 4TwentyToday across multiple digital platforms in 2014, Bang Digital Media’s network has grown to reach more than a million engaged enthusiasts and has generated hundreds of millions of content views. Bang’s expanded network of cannabis-friendly social influencers reaches an additional twenty million subscribers. For more information, please visit www.bangholdings.com.

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Investor/Media Contact: Phil Sugarman, Vice President, Investor Relations Phone: 818-280-6800 psugarman@irpartnersinc.com Company Contact: Lee Molloy Phone: 303-681-4426 lee@bangholdings.com

Source:Bang Holdings Corp.