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Facebook Messenger chatbots: I don't want to talk to robots - AndroidPIT (blog);

Facebook Messenger chatbots: I don't want to talk to robots - AndroidPIT (blog)

AndroidPIT (blog)Facebook Messenger chatbots: I don't want to talk to robotsAndroidPIT (blog)This week, Mark Zuckerberg announced that bots, designed to answer inquiries, are to begin making their way to Facebook Messenger. Using these bots, we will soon be able to order pizza or flowers for mom. To me that sounds awful. Facebook Messenger ...and more »

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

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

Motley FoolWhat Are Chatbots, and Why Are Facebook and Microsoft Building Them?Motley FoolThey 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 ...and more »

Facebook Messenger Message Mystery: How Many, Exactly? - Barron's (blog)

Facebook Messenger Message Mystery: How Many, Exactly?Barron's (blog)Last week during Facebook's (FB) annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives told developers that the company's Messenger program has over 900 million users and that they send 1 billion messages per month. That number of ...and more »

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

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

ForbesLook Here For A Glimpse At Facebook's Chatbot FutureForbesAt Facebook's F8 developer conference last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to expand the Facebook FB -1.01% messaging app footprint by providing tools to build chatbots. Bots are software programs designed to answer questions or perform ...and more »

Facebook's next 10 years - Arab News;

Facebook's next 10 years - Arab News

Arab NewsFacebook's next 10 yearsArab NewsFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out recently the social network's plans for the next decade. Here's is his plan: Bots are your new friends: Facebook is allowing companies to build automated “bots” on its FB Messenger app that users can interact with ...and more »

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

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

VentureBeatFacebook Messenger's 'rich bubbles' make dumb bots usableVentureBeatIn 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 »

To Bot or Not: That Is the Question - 1to1 Media;

To Bot or Not: That Is the Question - 1to1 Media

1to1 MediaTo Bot or Not: That Is the Question1to1 MediaThe Internet has been buzzing ever since Facebook introduced bots for its Messenger Platform last week at its F8 developer conference. These bots marry artificial intelligence with text messaging programs to understand requests and provide answers or ...and more »

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

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

TechCrunchFacebook sends a loud message about Messenger bots, but will we hear it?TechCrunchEvery 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 »

Facebook tells B2C businesses: I feel your mobile pain - Network World;

Facebook tells B2C businesses: I feel your mobile pain - Network World

Network WorldFacebook tells B2C businesses: I feel your mobile painNetwork WorldFacebook's Messenger chat-bots and an update to the React Native cross-platform mobile development framework—both announced last week week—could relieve the pain felt by businesses trying to shift customer interaction from the web to mobile.and more »

Say what? Facebook ushers in new era of conversational commerce - ITProPortal;

Say what? Facebook ushers in new era of conversational commerce - ITProPortal

ITProPortalSay what? Facebook ushers in new era of conversational commerceITProPortalAs expected, Facebook pulled the wraps off its new bot platform at the F8 Conference last week, in a move which could potentially have profound ramifications for the way in which we engage with the brands and businesses that augment our lives. For the ...and more »

How chatbots are going to redefine retail customer service - Retail Dive

How chatbots are going to redefine retail customer serviceRetail DiveBots—software that automates everyday customer service tasks—are poised to transform how retailers communicate with consumers. But experts say the human touch remains vital to shopper satisfaction.and more »

Did Microsoft Corporation Ruin The Market For Facebook Inc's Bots? - Motley Fool;

Did Microsoft Corporation Ruin The Market For Facebook Inc's Bots? - Motley Fool

Motley FoolDid Microsoft Corporation Ruin The Market For Facebook Inc's Bots?Motley FoolIn late March, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) launched its Millennial-mimicking chatbot Tay on Twitter with disastrous results. Within a few hours, the bot started spewing racist and sexist tweets, forcing Microsoft to pull the plug before the day was done ...and more »

Facebook chatbots implications for customer service - contact-centres.com;

Facebook chatbots implications for customer service - contact-centres.com

contact-centres.comFacebook chatbots implications for customer servicecontact-centres.comFacebook chatbots announcement has far reaching implications for customer service By Simon Frank, transformation consultant at Webhelp. Facebook-Messenger.image.april.2016 Hot on the heels of publishing an API for Facebook messenger, which allows ...and more »

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

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

The VergeFacebook Messenger's David Marcus on the rocky rollout of botsThe VergeThe 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 »

Chatbots And The Future Of Facebook Messenger - PYMNTS.com

Chatbots And The Future Of Facebook MessengerPYMNTS.comUntil about a couple of weeks ago, bots were mostly thought of as the last four letters of a word that began with “ro” and a concept that even Alphabet decided might not be ready for prime time. Well, that is unless you're in Japan where robots ...and more »

Bots, Facebook and cut-up poetry: An interview with artist and bot-maker Matthew Plummer-Fernandez - Alphr;

Bots, Facebook and cut-up poetry: An interview with artist and bot-maker Matthew Plummer-Fernandez - Alphr

AlphrBots, Facebook and cut-up poetry: An interview with artist and bot-maker Matthew Plummer-FernandezAlphrAs if out of nowhere, bots are everywhere. Recent weeks have seen the very public meltdown of Microsoft's Twitter AI, Tay – which turned into a genocidal racist in 24 hours – followed by announcements from Microsoft and Facebook that they would be ...and more »

Brands and Bots – what you need to know - Fourth Source;

Brands and Bots – what you need to know - Fourth Source

Fourth SourceBrands and Bots – what you need to knowFourth SourceLast week brands, technology vendors and advertising agencies finally understood how popular the much anticipated Facebook Messenger bot store is set to be. It's been several months since the social media giant released an SDK that would allow ...and more »

Facebook Hopes Chatbots Can Solve App Overload - Wall Street Journal;

Facebook Hopes Chatbots Can Solve App Overload - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalFacebook Hopes Chatbots Can Solve App OverloadWall Street JournalMark Zuckerberg thinks you suffer from app overload, and last week he unveiled his solution: chatbots. Over the next few years, they may boost the bottom line of Facebook Inc. and other Internet companies while changing the way you use your smartphone.and more »

As Facebook plans for the future, VR looms large - Phys.Org

As Facebook plans for the future, VR looms largePhys.OrgWhen Google wanted people to know it was serious about virtual reality two years ago, it sent software developers attending its I/O conference home with Google Cardboard - a cheap, build-it-yourself VR headset that developers could use with Samsung ...and more »

Behold, Facebook's Plan for the Next Decade - Motley Fool;

Behold, Facebook's Plan for the Next Decade - Motley Fool

Motley FoolBehold, Facebook's Plan for the Next DecadeMotley Fool"Today we're going to do something a little different," Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the audience at its annual F8 developers conference. "We're going to walk through our roadmap for the next 10 years." In the span of less than thirty ...and more »