ChatBots (ThoughtStorms)

Context : UserInterfaceStuff, OnBots

(ReadWith) : CardsInTheStream, TheNewFlowInternet, the BotEconomy

Chat is the new user-interface.

Hence the return of Chat-bots. Agentlike front-ends to other remote systems that can be invoked within chat / flow contexts.

AlistairCroll on On Chat as Interface

Nice ... they use text. And are (as of today, new and therefore simple ... an open space for outsiders to experiment).

The new PlatformWars

FaceBook have now embraced them. A move which will probably see them control even more of our online lives. How soon before chats within Messenger become the preferred or only way that organizations deal with members of the public.


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