Bots better smarten up … fast

You can’t offend a bot. Most of them don’t have enough of a personality to be offended. Not only that, few of the bots available today are smart enough to debate with anyone. There are plenty of bot development tools, an immense amount of venture capital, and a massive number of bots. But no one wants to speak to a dumbot. They’re frustrating, and their very existence puts the botverse in jeopardy. Let’s start by defining dumb. Primarily, it means the bot doesn’t understand basic language. Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa are not that smart. If you say, “Hey Siri, I want to eat shawarma in Cannes,” Siri will get confused and might give you navigation directions instead. We can chalk that up to the fact that Siri has a limited vocabulary. You’d think…


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