Over the last few months, there has been a massive growth in interest in creating chat bots.
Facebook Messenger currently has a reported 10,000 developers working on creating bots. Telegram, Line, Skype, and Slack are also among those chat apps that have added bot support. Microsoft recently announced a Bot framework to make creating bots even easier and the likes of WeChat and QQ in China provide an indication of what is possible with such integrations.
There’s a lot of opportunity and interest in this area but chat bots are nothing new.
Over a decade ago I built a chat bot for MSN Messenger at the company I was at. The bot was fairly simple and wrapped the order lookup functionality that existed on the website.
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