Skyscanner and Skype have collaborated to build a travel metasearch chat bot for the Skype platform.Launched today, Wednesday 3rd August, the travel search bot for Skype is our first to offer interaction in a group chat setting.The only ‘improvement’ I could notice was that the new version also had a proper profile image set.If you think you have already fallen for a (suspected) Skype or credit card scam, contact your bank or credit card provider as soon as possible and ask them to cancel your card immediately.The word bot is used to mean several different things.
In addition to the features mentioned above, it several secondary features that enhances user experience like a testing section, message delaying, greeting message, and the ability to load and backup database into files.
Bots are big news right now, with Facebook, Skype and a number of other services rolling out these assistants as you read this.
Update March 2017: In a recent Facebook blog titled Building Global Community, Mark Zuckerberg outlined - among other things - that Facebook is using AI to detect when users post comments which could indicate they are suicidal.
Previously, the system relied upon other users reporting posts they considered to contain suicidal thoughts.
Now, Facebook's review team will look at posts flagged by the AI system, and contact the user to offer support.