Wit.ai is shutting down Bot Engine as Facebook rolls NLP into its updated Messenger...

Wit.ai announced this morning in a blog post that it would be sunsetting its Bot Engine. The Facebook-owned company builds developer tools for natural language...

SnapTravel raises $8 million for a hotel booking service that works over chat

Chatbots – automated bots that let you interact with a service or brand via messaging apps or SMS – haven’t yet become breakout hits, as...

Early chatbot believers Howdy and Bot Metrics join forces to deliver on the promise...

Two of the largest communities for chatbot developers are joining forces with the belief that bots are only just getting started. Howdy, a company backed by...

HelloAva launches a chatbot for personalized skin care recommendations

Can a chatbot replace a dermatologist’s recommendation for skin care products? That’s the idea behind HelloAva, a startup launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, which...

Facebook’s ParlAI is where researchers will push the boundaries of conversational AI

To most of us, communication is a single task. But in reality, it’s not and if you’re a machine trying to replicate dialog, you need to...

Need to book a trip? Just have an Expedia chatbot help you through Skype

You make plans with your friends and family members via Skype, so why not loop in the most important person of all? Your travel agent. On Monday, Expedia launched a...

Zo, Microsoft’s latest attempt at a chatbot, is ready to converse on Kik app

Microsoft didn't end its chatbot attempts after the Tay disaster -- the company has launched a new chatbot on messaging app Kik. The bot is called Zo and it's simply...

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Listen to your heart to learn how to detect and control...

The Lief Patch heart rate variability monitor signals impending stress. Included smartphone app exercises teach people how to control stress response. The exercises...