It’s another beautiful Monday morning in the land of bots! Hope you had a great weekend.
I definitely recommend trying out the interactive article immediately below the intro here this week. I saw it posted by Chris Messina on Twitter, and I think it’s a pretty innovative new method for storytelling. It was also somewhat distracting, but maybe we’re less bothered by that kind of thing these days!
Let me know what you think – as always, reply back to this email with any suggestions for the newsletter, I love hearing from you!
After a tough 10 months creating and developing a cross-platform chatbot (chatcat :) ) we finally reached one spectacular goal: 100.000 users! To celebrate this great number of 100.000 unique users we want to give you an insight into our precious secret usage statistics — and share five fun facts about our project.
Octane AI has hit a milestone four months after introducing its bot creation platform to the world. The company announced today that it is moving out of private beta and is giving the 10,000 people on its waitlist access to the service. In addition, a new feature has been launched — called Convos — which provides a way to take blog posts and convert them into a form made specifically for bots within Facebook Messenger.
Many parents have been startled and intrigued by the way these disembodied, know-it-all voices — Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Microsoft’s Cortana — are impacting their kids’ behavior, making them more curious but also, at times, far less polite.
This workshop won’t be a step-by-step Python introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic Python concepts along the way. No previous Python knowledge is required.
I’m happy to tell you that we’re having our first meetup. It will be a casual meet and greet, and we’ll chat about the latest and greatest in chatbots. We’ll also have a couple devices connected to large screens, so we can test out the newest in chatbots. Lastly, to keep us going, there will be free beer and snacks.
We’ll be showcasing the latest bot innovations, how platforms are responding to the messaging challenge, and how we can all keep our businesses, projects and clients at the cutting edge of marketing and technology.