Thursday, March 31, 2016

Skype is getting Cortana and crazy bot messaging | The Verge

Also see Microsoft launches Bot Framework to let developers build their own chatbots (VentureBeat) and Skype Bots preview comes to consumers and developers (Skype blog)

"You'll soon be able to use Skype to books trips, shop, and plan your schedule, just by chatting with Cortana. During its Build conference, Microsoft demoed how Skype users will soon be able to start a chat with Cortana and get things done just by having a conversation.

"Cortana is brokering the conversation with a third-party bot," says Lilian Rincon, Skype's program manager. Essentially, Skype will know which company or service you want to talk to, bring a new bot into your chat to help out, and then get rid of the bot when you're done."
Skype is getting Cortana and crazy bot messaging | The Verge
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