Messenger Chatbots Platform Open for Developers
April 13, 2016 - At the F8 Developer Conference, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook's CEO) introduce the Chat Bot Platform which enables developers to create natural language AI bots. Chat bot essentially is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) program that interacts with users without the need of human interventions.
Only a handful of chat bots are available at the time of launch, but it gives a good insight of the capabilities and the use cases, from serving news, shopping, and delivering weather. The platform is now available for developers to create bots and comes with a suite of tools to make it easy for developers to quickly create.
With 900 million monthly active users worldwide, this can potentially be a huge new market for developers.