Jumping on the bot bandwagon, Chatty McChatface developers aim to (Kik-)start real conversations

Sam:) began as a project to randomly connect strangers for text-based conversation. But Toronto entrepreneurs Jonathan Keebler and Matt McCausland soon discovered the inherent problem every startup faces when building a product that depends on network dynamics to grow – without a lot of users to begin with, you’re not going to get very far. So the team behind Sam:) developed a way to make sure that users always had someone to talk to — they built a user right into the product itself. A chatbot was created as a rudimentary conversational tool to keep people new to the network from encountering silence in the event there wasn’t another human available to connect with. “We see a future where technology is more conversational, it feels more human than just tapping…


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