Cortana Intelligence Suite will offer a rich bot framework with machine learning

Microsoft has announced a new way for developers to create bots that can do a variety of tasks, from playing Tic Tac Toe to having full conversations with you. The Rich Bot framework will have cognitive services and will learn through machine learning. An open source Bot Builder SDK will make it easy to build bots that work over SMS, Office, Skype, Twitter, Slack and a variety of other services as well. The new runtime works off of Microsoft’s own Azure platform, and it supports both Node.JS and C#. There will be a Bot Directory to showcase a sample of the open source bots. Microsoft doesn’t want a single purpose bot, and instead “evnvisions a world of many conversational canvases.” Bots will be able to understand natural language input, so…


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