Bots get into Politics, Healthcare, Mimic Celebs.
Royal Bank of Scotland and Duolingo find bots useful; Samsung acquires Viv.ai; Bot skeptics still abound.
Bot platforms bulks up/slims down to improve reach and engagement. Brands are learning from Bots. More resources for developers.
Civic bots that help you vote, Enterprise bots that get things done. Are we in the bot plateau of productivity?
Chatbots win at The Sun, bankers compare bots and app trajectories , Messenger adds new features and bot builders want tools.
Chatbots eliminate low level jobs but create opportunities for creative writers and software developers.
Developer and AI Expert Surveys, Tools to make Bot Building easier and discovery for Bots
Bots can now order taxis, pretend to be Selena Gomez and give you coupons. Virtual Assistants and Commerce bots still have room to improve.
Consumers want bots. But most businesses are not listening or are stuck the uncanny AI valley. Some are using humans to help Bots.
Whitehouse launches a bot, bots that build websites and control your home automation.