Google to make ‘chat bot’ play, report says

A statue of Android Marshmallow at Google Mountain View, Calif., headquarters last August.(Photo: Google) SAN FRANCISCO — Google is creating tools for software developers to build chat bots that run inside messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and Google’s own messaging products, according to a published report. The technology giant plans to discuss some of the details at its annual developer conference, which starts Wednesday, The Information reported. Google declined to comment. “Essentially, Google wants to get into the bot-making business more broadly than people realized, and in a way that’s similar to Microsoft’s strategy, and relying on its strengths in artificial intelligence to convince developers to use its tools,” the report reads. Google, like Microsoft, missed out on the new wave of messaging apps which are some of the world’s…


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