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Topic: chatbots

What Chatbots Are Teaching Us About the Future of Marketing

Closing the gap between man and machine

Chatbots are treated like the simpletons of the artificial intelligence world, overshadowed by movie-trailer-creating Watson and its ilk, or the suggestion engines of huge etailers. David Shing  Alex Fine But a good…

50 Years After Star Trek's Debut, George Takei Is Launching His Own Chatbot

AI version of the actor and social media star debuts today

In an early episode of Star Trek, Captain Kirk talks into a computer, asking for background information on another character. The scene by far outdates modern artificial intelligence assistants like…

Kik Is Now Letting Users Interact With More Than One Chatbot in the Same Conversation

New 'concierge bot' is like a friend helping you shop

Kik has a new way for users to interact with multiple chatbots. Today, the Canadian messaging app is rolling out a new line of fashion and beauty bots that will be…

An Agency Created a Trump Chatbot on Facebook to Revisit His Many Controversial Comments

SS+K has some fun with Messenger

This week saw a first in the long, contentious and thoroughly exhausting campaign for the White House: an apology of sorts from GOP nominee Donald J. Trump. Some critics were quick…

The White House Is Now Using Facebook Messenger So You Can Chat With Obama

Introducing the first presidential chatbot

If you've ever thought of writing a letter to the president but were too lazy to swing by the post office, the process just got a whole lot easier. The White…

Kik Is Launching a Way for Users to Share Chatbot Invites With Their Friends

Messaging app wants brands and games to go viral

Kik is launching a way for users to share chatbots with friends by allowing them to "invite" other users to try out various games, news organizations and brands on the…

5 Trends That Are Radically Reshaping Shopper Marketing

Brands take retail real-time with VR, beacons and other tactics

Malls are lumbering, claustrophobic dinosaurs, while anchor stores like Macy's and Kohl's are shuttering hundreds of locations. Fresh Direct and Peapod make it easier and quicker to stock a cupboard…

Facebook Messenger Is Adding a Home Button to Help Users Keep Track of Conversations

Highlights favorite friends and birthdays

Facebook is giving Messenger what everyone—and everything—needs: a home. At the WIRED Business Conference this morning in New York, the social network announced it's adding a Home button to the messaging…

Infographic: Kik Reveals That Users Spend More Than an Hour a Day on the App

New attention metric will help advertisers

How much time do users spend in messaging apps? At least an hour a day on Kik alone, according to the messaging app. With its new "Attention Metric," Kik can look…

Yahoo Enters the World of Chatbots With a Weather Bot, a News Bot and a Weird Pet Bot

Partners with Kik for launch

Yahoo has launched its first trio of chatbots, making the internet pioneer the latest to join the craze with its weather bot, news bot and something it's calling a "pet…

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