"The O'Reilly Bots Podcast covers advances in conversational user interfaces, artificial intelligence, and messaging that are revolutionizing the way we interact with software".
- Xiaoice, Microsoft's popular Chinese-language bot
- X.ai, a scheduling bot. Daniel Tunkelang wrote about a conversation between X.ai and Clara, another AI scheduling assistant.
- Estherbot, a bot that answers basic questions about Esther Crawford's resume.
- Howdy, automat.ai, api.ai, and wit.ai: good places to start for people interested in building their first bots
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you can use it or them to develop bot or robot or in any software requiring interaction."
So in its most basic form, a “bot” is a bit of software that makes something happen. The most recent surge of use of the term mostly has to do with something Wikipedia calls a “chatterbot” which is now colloquially referred to as a “chatbot.” There’s basically just a computer program that can converse, presumably like a human.
A chatterbot (also known as a talkbot, chatbot, Bot, chatterbox, Artificial Conversational Entity) is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods."