Should bots be “dumb” or “smart?” Is there a happy medium? I feel like this conversation has been going on a lot lately, but it also feels to me like this is part of the ongoing discussion of what a conversational bot even is.
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The AI we use today is a long way from C-3PO. None of the delivery bots at Polaris can speak Bocce. In fact, they don’t even know English. While tech luminaries like Elon Musk worry about artificial intelligence subduing the human race someday and creating a robopoclypse, these “dumb bots” are quietly changing how the world works.
Yahoo has released Yahoo Bots for iOS and Android, a messaging app that lets users connect to Yahoo’s Chatbots. There are different bots for different areas of discussion such as news, finance, weather, sports and even a pet monkey.
Since API.AI launched, our goal has been to make building advanced conversational interfaces easy and enjoyable. It’s great to see the growing number of agents powered by API.AI, but we know there’s more work to do in order to be more accessible and enhance the platform’s feature set. Today, we’re making progress towards both of these goals
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