Big News: FounderDating is joining OneVest to build the largest community for entrepreneurs. Details here
Latest Notifications
You have no recent recommendations.
Name
Title
 
MiniBio
FOLLOW
Title
 Followers
FOLLOW TOPIC

Question goes here

1,300 Followers

  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur
  • Name
    Entrepreneur

With over 11,000 bots now on Facebook Messenger, does anyone actually use one?

I'm trying to get a sense for how people are using chatbots in the wild - today. Does anyone have actual personal anecdotes of high utility usage of chatbots on a consumer-facing messaging platform (not Slack)? If so, how do you find that experience more convenient or a better user experience than alternatives (e.g., mobile web)?

3 Replies

Samik Raychaudhuri
0
0
Samik Raychaudhuri Entrepreneur
Machine Learning on Big Data, [24]7 Inc.
Hi, sorry - not answering your question, but curious: how did you get the figure of 11K chatbots on FBM?
Zachary Jones
0
0
Zachary Jones Entrepreneur
Architect, Advocate, Change Agent
I have yet to see a bot client that did much for me. Most of the bots I see are merely news-search interfaces. They seem to supply a highly-curated list of articles, which I assume aligns with premium campaigns. I find this a belabored interface, compared with web category browsing, or web search.

For me, until voice-interface 'navigation' of the mobile device is a stable, usable, experience, then chat bots won't be a big thing. I think the killer-app mode will come when voice-UI works with chatbot-UIs that have symmetry with a websites main navigation system.

An extremely prettied-up and extensible voice navigation system like customer-support lines have tried for years. There are a gang of startups already trying to tackle this issue for the high-value targets of nationwide call centers.
Michael Brill
0
0
Michael Brill Entrepreneur
Technology startup exec focused on AI-driven products
Hi Samik... https://www.facebook.com/notes/david-marcus/messenger-platform-gets-an-update/10155014173359148
Join FounderDating to participate in the discussion
Nothing gets posted to LinkedIn and your information will not be shared.

Just a few more details please.

DO: Start a discussion, share a resource, or ask a question related to entrepreneurship.
DON'T: Post about prohibited topics such as recruiting, cofounder wanted, check out my product
or feedback on the FD site (you can send this to us directly info@founderdating.com).
See the Community Code of Conduct for more details.

Title

Give your question or discussion topic a great title, make it catchy and succinct.

Details

Make sure what you're about to say is specific and relevant - you'll get better responses.

Topics

Tag your discussion so you get more relevant responses.

Question goes here

1,300 Followers

  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
  • Name
    Details
Know someone who should answer this question? Enter their email below
Stay current and follow these discussion topics?