Microsoft announces the Bot Framework to let anyone build virtual assistants for their apps


Microsoft just announced the Bot Framework –  a platform for developers to create and integrate intelligent bots into their apps. No wonder itt launched Tay last week. It’s a lot like Facebook’s M, except spread across a variety of different apps. The company demoed making a hotel reservation right through Skype, for instance, or ordering pizza easily by chatting with a Dominos bot. But more than just a simple automated chat system, Microsoft says the Bot Framework is built to be intelligent, learning from user interactions. These interactions can be brokered through Cortana, meaning you could theoretically start a chat with a Dominos…

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