Goodbye, meeting requests. Hello, meeting bots.
A new Slack-killing app called Google Hangouts Chat uses a bot that can watch what you say on your team chats. It works a bit like Apple's Siri or Amazon Alexa in that it understands natural language.
Standuply, while working hard on a Slack bot for Agile teams, like to have fun and make some noise. Since everyone is excited about AI and bots, they had an idea:
What if we can have a single list of conferences and their participants in AI and chatbot space?
Bot And AI Companies Launch as Part of YCombinator W17
Demo Day of the Winter 2017 Batch of YCombinator happened last week and a few interesting bot/AI companies launched, including:
- Niles a conversational wiki bot
- Penny - a mobile personal finance coach
- FloydHub - Heroku for Deep Learning
- lvl5 - Maps for Autonomous Vehicles
- NanoNets - A Machine Learning API
- BicycleAI - Automated AI Customer Support
Kim Kardashian West launched chatbots for Facebook Messenger and Kik today to promote her game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which is available for iOS and Android smartphones.
The virtual Kardashian will ask you what it should wear (latex dress or lamé jumpsuit?) and will ask you to help solve a set of riddles from Kim’s mom, Kris Jenner.