Open Table might build one to take restaurant reservations.
Uber could build one through which its users hail a ride. If you’re trying to convey something like, for example, love, then hitting one of six buttons feels a very inexact way of, for example, expressing love or friendship.” (Not that this has stopped him from doing so: see his game for just one example).
plays like a combination of a choose-your-own-adventure novel and the A. It was important to me to get people to think about [how] people, and even technology, aren’t just there for their every whim.
Nonetheless, these simple gambits can produce surprisingly intelligent-seeming conversations.
Last week, Facebook joined companies like Kik and Microsoft by inviting any company to build a chatbot for its Messenger platform.
The typical hypothetical examples were transactional. An airline might build a bot that helps passengers book tickets.
The mission is to help her navigate all of these situations. The story, no matter what path you choose, has a narrative arc with a beginning and an end. Without sleep breaks, it takes between 25 and 30 hours to navigate (I played three times). Jessie pops in and out of your messages, like a real friend.
She’ll say something like, “gotta go–XX,” and then disappear for 10 or 20 minutes before sending another message.