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Facebook Messenger's 'rich bubbles' make dumb bots usable - VentureBeat

In the week since its launch, Facebook Messenger's bot platform has seen a litany of complaints, with users arguing that it is tedious and unusable. The reality underlying the feedback is that natural language processing isn't ready for prime time. The ...and more »

Facebook Messenger's David Marcus on the rocky rollout of bots - The Verge

The search for the killer bot is well underway in Silicon Valley — but it's off to a rocky start. Microsoft's big push into artificial intelligence began with Tay, the teen-mimicking chatbot that Twitter users turned into a crazy racist in record time ...and more »

Facebook's 'spammy' chatbots must improve - and fast - The Guardian

Beta or not, irritating users and answering with rubbish is an immediate turn-off that could ruin chatbots for everyone. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP. If bots are the new apps, we're in for a bombardment of spam that could force you into blocking brands ...and more »

Facebook Hopes Chatbots Can Solve App Overload - Wall Street Journal

Mr. Zuckerberg sees bots as a way to connect business partners with Messenger and WhatsApp users. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. By. Robert McMillan. Robert McMillan. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyRobert McMillan · @bobmcmillan ...and more »

5 Things You Need to Know about Facebook's Next 10 Years - MIT Technology Review

At Facebook's annual developer conference this week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined audacious goals for the social network's next decade. by Rachel Metz and Tom Simonite; April 15, 2016. 1. 1. This week at Facebook's annual developer conference, F8, in ...and more »

What Are Chatbots, and Why Are Facebook and Microsoft Building Them? - Motley Fool

They may eventually make your life easier, but they have a ways to go before that happens. Chris Neiger. (TMFNewsie). Apr 18, 2016 at 5:35PM. Tay Microsoft Image source: Microsoft. Chatbots are popping up everywhere recently. Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT ...and more »

Facebook Messenger Looks to Shed Bot Baggage - Scientific American

Call your computer program a “bot” and people are going to make certain assumptions, many of them negative. Twitterbots have become notorious over the past few years for their propensity to remove the human element from the microblogging service ...and more »

Look Here For A Glimpse At Facebook's Chatbot Future - Forbes

Samantha Sharf , Forbes Staff I cover real estate & how technology is shaping the spaces we inhabit. CEO Mark Zukerberg at Facebook's F8 developer conference last week. (Photo courtesy Facebook). At Facebook's F8 developer conference last week, CEO ...and more »

TD Bank Offers Legendary Customer Service over Facebook Messenger - PR Newswire (press release)

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating a commitment to delivering legendary customer service over the channels today's customers prefer, TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, will offer customer service over Facebook ...and more »

Facebook sends a loud message about Messenger bots, but will we hear it? - TechCrunch

Every time there is a conference where we get saturated coverage from a given company, we tend to buy into their vision, at least for the couple of days the company has our undivided attention. Last week, Facebook had its turn at F8 and boy, did it ...and more »