7 Interesting Chatbots You Should Know

Marvin the Paranoid Android from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Red Queen from Resident Evil

JARVIS from Iron Man 

These are some of the famous examples of AI and robots from film and movies, which have inspired the chatbots we are using today. Whether it is Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, a study revealed that 52 percent of consumers would prefer a voice assistant to a website or app because it is more convenient. From ordering a meal, to diagnosing health symptoms or booking flights, consumers who use chatbots are positive about their customer experience.

Here are 7 interesting chatbots you should know:


Casper

Nope, not the friendly ghost. Instead of counting sheep, Casper Insomnobot-3000 (which is only available between 11pm to 5am) will keep you company on nights when you find it tough to fall asleep. While most bots tend to be informational in nature, Casper is more conversational in nature. It is hosted on SMS, rather than a messaging app. Its purpose is to be a friend when the rest of the world is fast asleep. Conversations with this bot revolves around what keeps users up at night, TV shows, snacks and even dating.

The Travel Professor

The new bot on the block but a must have for any savvy traveller. The Travel Professor asks you 5 questions and based on your answers provides travel destination ideas. With over 1,500 unique destination recommendations, the results are great and provide ample inspiration. The real hook of the bot is the cheap flight alerts which you must opt-in for, the Travel Professor will search online airfare systems to find you the best offers matching your travel preferences, on average you can expect 2 to 4 alerts per month (UK only). Unlike other cheap flight alert services, The Travel Professor is free for everyone, configurable and highly personalised.

Molly

This chatbot can assess patient’s symptoms using speech, text, video and images. It can also use either text or speech to communicate depending on the user’s preferences. Based on the data gathered together with the information inputted by the user, Molly interprets the users’ symptoms and suggests a list of possible diagnoses. In addition, Molly uses the colors of the triage system, which is well-known in emergency care to decide on the urgency of a case. It will then give advice on whether self-care is sufficient or the user should consult a doctor next. Moreover, it offers a local service discovery and resources for self-care.

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Woebot

Woebot is designed to help people cope with depression and anxiety and improve mental health. It is not meant to be a replacement for an in-person therapist. Rather, it is a collaboration between technology and mental health experts to develop better interventions for people who struggle with experiences such as depression. Since there are people who will never see a therapist for their issues, Woebots can provide immediate help and possibly get people to open up about the problems they are facing. 

Mitsuku

Mitsuku, a four-time winner of the Loebner Prize Turing Test, is the world’s best conversational chatbot.

It is a bot made to chat about anything, which is one of the main reasons that make it so human-like — contrary to other chatbots that are made for a specific task. You can talk with Mitsuku for hours without getting bored. It replies to your question in the most humane way and understands your mood with the language you’re using. 

Foxsy

Most dating chatbots will prompt one-liner responses such as ““Where are you from?” (Very simple and generic question) or “Are you free tonight?” (Guys try to make an appointment to meet up). But none of these will start a proper conversation. What women like to see in a first message is whether their conversation partner is interesting or has a sense of humour. They like to picture whether they would have a fun time or not if they chose to meet up in person.Having a chat with Foxsy makes it easy to create a well-rounded and informative profile in minutes. The more the user chats with Foxsy, the more Foxsy understands who the users are and what their preferences are. Foxsy is designed to function as a friend who can introduce you to someone who will match their likes and dislikes. Based on your information, Foxsy can suggest someone who might match your interests. Foxsy believe in making meaningful connections for everyone. 

Walter

Walter is the first management chatbot for business executives. When users sign up for an account, they can chat to Walter on a range of business topics such as presentation, negotiation skills and leadership management. It is a handy chatbot for busy executives who need answers at the point of need, without having to approach their managers and managers could upskill themselves during their downtime. This chatbot makes it easy to update employees with essential workplace skills and knowledge for success.

 


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