Facebook Messenger got a big update last week with ratings, quick replies, persistent menus account linking, different media types and much more! The bot space is young but is moving fast!
19 year old Joshua Browder has created the world's first "robot lawyer" DoNotPay that has contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free.
Browder is also exploring a developer platform that only requires legal knowledge, not a coding background, which could spawn further useful chatbots to help dispense simple legal advice without exorbitant fees.
June marks the one-year anniversary of the Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa Voice Service, and the Alexa Fund—Amazon now has tens of thousands of developers working on Alexa skills and Alexa-enabled products and Alexa customers can now enable new skills by using only their voice.
In probably the first of many bot acquisitions, Meekan the Israeli-based scheduling startup was acquired by Doodle, a leading online scheduler.
Not to be left behind, Huffington Post launched their Slack Bot which gives your daily dose of the HuffPost.