Hello, I am BBCTechbot. How can I help?

Hello, I am BBCTechbot. How can I help? By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 12 April 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Thinkstock Chatbots are on the rise, but what are they and why is everyone talking about (and to) them?Facebook is widely expected to launch an app store for chatbots at its developer conference this week.Meanwhile, Microsoft has described chatbots as the “new apps” with chief executive Satya Nadella saying that they “unlock conversation as a platform”.The BBC “created” its own one-off chatbot to answer some of the burning questions you may have about this latest technology.Hello. I am BBCTechbot. What can I help you with Jane? What is a chatbot?A chatbot is a computer software program that is able to communicate with humans, using artificial intelligence.The first of…


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