The robots are coming – to help run your life or sell you stuff – at an online texting service near you.
In coming months, users of Facebook’s Messenger app, Microsoft’s Skype and Canada’s Kik can expect to find new automated assistants offering information and services at a variety of businesses. Must Read: Google testing AI-based messaging app: Here’s why Online messaging has become routine for most people, offering more immediacy than email or voice calls, said Michael Wolf, a media and technology consultant.
An anonymous reader shares a report on Venture Beat: Microsoft today is introducing the Bot Framework, a new tool in preview to help developers build their own chatbots for their applications.
Bing Music is able to search multiple sites to find song information, while Bing Image bot and Bing News bot are designed for web navigation.A Bot Builder software-development kit (SDK) is available on Git Hub under an open-source MIT license.These bots can be implemented into a variety of applications, including Slack or Telegram or even email.During today's Microsoft Build conference for developers, Microsoft announced plans to bring interactive bots to the Skype platform on Windows, Android, and i OS.Starting today, Skype i OS users will have access to Bots that offer expertise, products, services, and entertainment through messaging options in the Skype app.