“What’s the state of the global chatbot economy today?” That’s a question I’ve been asked a lot lately and one that I’m hoping to get more answers to by attending the second edition of Chatbo… [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
By the numbersAs of mid-2016, more than 11,000 Facebook Messenger bots and 20,000 Kik bots had been launched.
Fast forward to this stat from April 2017: 100,000 bots were created for Messenger alone in the first year of the Messenger platform.
Race between the tech giantsFor the past few years, industry giants have been competing to build the best chatbot and the best bot platform.
“Bots are the new apps,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in March 2016, arguably setting off the chatbot revolution.
Étienne Mérineau is the cofounder and head of conversation design at Heyday.ai, a chatbot development platform for brands.
Opinion… * Man-Made