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At its Build conference this past spring, Microsoft unveiled the latest killer feature for its Skype service: Chatbots. Chatbots are bots, as the name implies, that can chat intelligently with users to give them the information they're looking for quickly and easily. While customer service is a focal point of many chatbots, we've likely yet to see the full potential of these natural language-equipped AI beings. In fact, we've yet to see the full potential of chatbot adoption, too. In a recent blog post, Microsoft notes that an impressive 30,000 developers have begun working with Skype's chatbots... Read more...
Facebook’s chatbot functionality for Messenger launched over two months ago to great fanfare, and the company is now ready to deliver its first major update for the platform. In case you haven’t been keeping up with the latest on Facebook Messenger, chatbots allow you to access sports scores, order flowers, inquire about flight information or get the latest weather updates (among other things). Since chatbots were introduced at F8, over 23,000 developers have signed up to use Facebook’s Wit.ai bot engine and over 11,000 bots have been deployed. To help developers and Messenger users get... Read more...
Even though Google is much more than a search company these days -- and that's especially true if you include Alphabet, the recently formed parent outfit that oversees many of Google's side businesses and technologies -- leveraging its expertise in search can help set its services apart. In fact, that how it plans to make a comeback in mobile messaging.Google already owns and operates a pair of messaging services, those being Hangouts and Messenger. However, they're also-rans in the messaging space that's dominated by Facebook's WeChat and Messenger, and Tencent's WeChat, which is the top messaging... Read more...
There's just got to be a joke that begins, "Two chatbots walk into a bar ..." because when chatbots talk, it's funny. Cornell University researchers wanted to see what would happen when two chatbots talked to one another. So they rigged up two systems that would allow instances of the chatbot Cleverbot to interact. It doesn't take long for the two to begin arguing, to hold a conversation about God and to express their wishes that they could have body.     A chatbot is a computer program that memorizes phrases and snippets from conversations to simulate human interaction. When people engage... Read more...