Mature chatbots

And the US-based messaging platforms have added GUI features: Slack’s popup dialogs, Microsoft’s rich cards, Facebook’s structured templates and web-view overlay.

But an opportunity to shape the next generation of software development…it was too intriguing to pass up.

But the predicted paradigm shift didn’t materialize.

Funded Strategic Bot Initiatives at high-profile partners? When it comes to platforms, developers are the users; and we don’t rely on our users to understand why or how to use our products. As Dan Grover (then at We Chat) wrote in 2016, “The key wins for We Chat…largely came from streamlining away app installation, login, payment, and notifications, optimizations having nothing to do with the conversational metaphor in its UI.” In other words, We Chat addressed many of the opportunities listed above, but did so without restricting itself to the messaging paradigm.

Bots weren’t going to replace apps, any more than apps replaced the web.

The messaging platforms that launched in 2015–2016 lacked those advantages.

Early bots seemed more like preliminary steps into the brave new world than instructive examples.Here’s Dan Grover again: Designing the UI for a given task around a purely conversational metaphor makes us surrender the full gamut of choices we’d otherwise have in representing each facet of the task in the UI and how they are arranged spatially and temporally…So let’s take these past few years in China as “The Great Conversational UI Experiment.” Here, you have a messaging platform that…boldly and earnestly carried the “make every interaction a conversation” torch as far as it could.It added countless features to its APIs — and yet those that actually succeeded in bringing value to users were the ones that peeled back conventions of “conversational” UI.The Annual Loebner Prize Turing Test Winner for 2017 MITSUKU https:// Created by Steve Worswick Mitsuku is now a three time winner, closing in on a title held by Bruce Wilcox with 4 titles with two different Chatbots. Mitsuku IS highly conversational, intelligent and an experience to chat with.Drop by her site and chat, it can be an extreme pleasure This is a section where creators can list their Bots for exposure to the world to interact with their work.Bots, chatbots, conversational commerce…whatever you called them, they were generally defined as messaging with a business or service.

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