One of the first questions Boost Juice Banana asks is:"Hey.... "If you are a predatory guy online, you can just say but i'm just joking it's meant to be funny, why can't you take a joke?Designing a chatbot seems perhaps easier than it is.Enter some favorite artists, and let it do the work. News-writing bots may have faded from hedlines for the time being, but that could be because our industry has found a new futuristic fixation: direct news distribution bots through apps like Quartz, Facebook Messenger and even Slack.Perhaps the biggest challenge was teaching people what the bots could even do. Facebook boils these down to four design guidelines, that all bots should adhere to: That the bots should be conversational, issuing messages in a natural tone of voice and short, pithy responses paced quickly but not so quickly that the bot is oppressively present–like a chat partner hanging on your every word and expecting just as quick of a response.In that sense, Facebook’s increasingly powerful natural-language AI—Wit.ai, which is also being opened up to third-party developers—was a potential hinderance. The responses themselves can be interactive bubbles.The Facebook Messenger chatbot aimed at 18-24 year olds engages the customer in conversation before trying to persuade them to play a dating game.If you engage, you get a free voucher and the chance to win a trip to Japan.
But a teen education expert says the behaviour is "predatory" and "grooming". and it sends you a photo of your own profile picture, describing it as "the kind of lover I'm looking for."Then Banana gives you the options: "Love in Japan? "Here's a full interaction sent in by a Enlighten Education's Dannielle Miller said the bot took on a "predatory and creepy feel" and it's interaction was "grooming behaviour""You're chatting to someone online that you don't know and they keep pushing your boundaries and assuming this level of intimacy with you that they don't yet have," she said."That's exactly what it felt like." "I think it's really problematic that that kind of behaviour was normalised." She also said making light of bad online behavior sends the wrong message.
Users can easily ask questions after adding the free bot service to their messenger list but don’t expect it to have long, free-flowing conversations with you.
While the bot has only been designed to give expert health advice, users can also stay updated by turning on notifications from the app.
To start a chat, create a new message and type in the name of each bot. Just ask it where your flight number is, if it's landed or if it's on time. Log into your account and re-order previous pizzas or check the status of your current order.
Allset lets users in San Francisco, Palo Alto and New York City book a table for lunch You can even see exactly what you want to eat before you get there. Just tell it your current time zone and then set reminders.