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Bots, the next frontier. A Charge of Bots — The Tech World As We Know It Is About To Be Rewritten. Conversational User Interfaces. Conversational User Interfaces Some thoughts about how conversational user interfaces are likely to develop.

Conversational User Interfaces

The why CUI could solve three big problems. First, chat-tools (Whatsapp, Messenger, WeChat, Slack) can help mitigate the app-management problem. Like browsers were the “one PC app” through which users could access a diverse set of web services, chat-platforms could become the single gateway for accessing services from a mobile device. The Future of Conversational UI Belongs to Hybrid Interfaces — The Startup. The Future of Conversational UI Belongs to Hybrid Interfaces 2016 is the year of everything conversational.

The Future of Conversational UI Belongs to Hybrid Interfaces — The Startup

Messaging apps are taking over the world and app store rankings with incredible retention and engagement rates. Every community, marketplace, on-demand service, dating app, social game or e-commerce product has or will soon have messaging as part of the experience to drive retention, engagement and transaction volume. 845 Ways to Win With Conversational Apps — Chris Messina. 845 Ways to Win With Conversational Apps.

845 Ways to Win With Conversational Apps — Chris Messina

2016 will be the year of conversational commerce — Chris Messina. Threads, persisting context across devices, and extreme personalization With iCloud, we finally got a taste of what cross-device computing should be like (of course, it took several tries).

2016 will be the year of conversational commerce — Chris Messina

Facebook Messenger and Slack feel like the next iteration beyond iMessage though — instantly and continuously synced to the most recent changes from the cloud. I weave between their desktop and mobile apps without losing a beat, or context. My conversations automatically rearrange themselves according to my behavior, and the bots that I was talking to on desktop are right there when I pick up on mobile. State of the Conversation. State of the Conversation This is the new home for my, and other Converse AI thoughts, musings, ideas and discussions around the nascent, but clearly exciting industry forming around ‘conversational interfaces’ and especially ‘bots’.

State of the Conversation

I put those terms in quotes, as the definitions of those terms is still very much in flux, as this industry itself attempts to figure out exactly what it is. The Kik Bot Platform. Our portfolio company Kik launched its bot platform today.

The Kik Bot Platform

Kik has supported bots for several years but they were limited to bots from publishers and brands that were willing to make a significant effort to be on the Kik platform. Facebook’s Messenger Bot Store could be the most important launch since the App Store. If Facebook announces the “Messenger Bot Store” at F8, as many predict, it would be arguably the most consequential event for the tech industry since Apple announced the App Store and iPhone SDK in March 2008.

Facebook’s Messenger Bot Store could be the most important launch since the App Store

Even Steve Jobs could not have foreseen the impact of what he described as “a new application that lets users browse, search, purchase and download third party applications directly onto their iPhone”. By the time the App Store opened for business in July 2008, approximately 6 million people worldwide owned an iPhone. By the end of the year, the number of iPhone owners had more than doubled, and in each of the following years iPhone sales doubled and then doubled again. The App Store ecosystem – which now has more than 1.5 million iOS apps – heralded the arrival of a new “mobile” era.

Today, Facebook Messenger has 800 million monthly active users – more than 100 times the number of iPhone owners when Apple launched the App Store. The search for the killer bot. I see chat bots… they’re everywhere! I see chat bots… they’re everywhere!

I see chat bots… they’re everywhere!

I went to the Apple Store today to have my iPhone checked out and when I went to the Genius bar, they asked for my contact info including my phone number. Assist Has No App. It’s A Free Travel/Shopping Chat Bot For SMS And Facebook Messenger. You don’t care who delivers dinner or drives you home as long as it gets done fast.

Assist Has No App. It’s A Free Travel/Shopping Chat Bot For SMS And Facebook Messenger

The Future of Chat Isn’t AI. At Kik, we’ve been thinking about the coming bot revolution for a long time.

The Future of Chat Isn’t AI

Her (film) Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. It marks Jonze's solo screenwriting debut. The film follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent computer operating system[a] personified through a female voice. The film also stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde. Her premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival on October 12, 2013. We're on the Brink of a Revolution in Crazy-Smart Digital Assistants. Here’s a quick story you’ve probably heard before, followed by one you probably haven’t. In 1979 a young Steve Jobs paid a visit to Xerox PARC, the legendary R&D lab in Palo Alto, California, and witnessed a demonstration of something now called the graphical user interface.

An engineer from PARC used a prototype mouse to navigate a computer screen studded with icons, drop-down menus, and “windows” that overlapped each other like sheets of paper on a desktop. People try to bolt AI onto every new user interface model. But we don’t actually have HAL 9000, and may be 50 Nobel Prizes away from that. % of pitches for bots and/or AI companies approaching 100%. Investors are flooding to fund bots. @Binarycap, Periscope's @kayvz, @davemorin push $5.5M to Assist shop/travel bot.

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