It’s been nearly a year since Microsoft’s Satya Nadella proclaimed “bots are the new apps”. Yet despite the promise of a revolution in how we interact with services and companies online, progress has been utterly miserable – the vast majority of chatbots are gimmicky, pointless or just flat out broken. But this week I was given great cause for optimism, in the form of Alec Jones, a 14-year-old from Victoria, Canada.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: February 17th, 2017
1) What did Microsoft’s Satya Nadella mean when he proclaimed “bots are the new apps”?
2) Why do you think a 14 year-old was best able to put the power of a bot into play?