Why are we doing a bot ?
- Because we believe that the next generation of Human Computer Interaction will happen purely through conversations – and messaging (and other AI interfaces) will significantly replace current UI.
- Because news creation and news delivery is about to be disrupted by #1 above.
- Because this means we don’t need an app anymore. Our readers and us – we can stay connected through conversations.
But the main reason we are doing a bot, is because millennials speak in short messages and visuals (videos, images, gifs) – And, through a bot we can do visual story telling for the millennial.
What can FactorBot do right now ?
These are early days and our bot doesn’t do a whole lot. But it does the basics –
Want to know the top stories we have done ?
Sure, just say Hello to our bot and it will give you the option.
Want to know if we have done a story on something you are interested in ?
Ask for stories on that topic
Want to find out what the folks at FactorDaily are reading daily ?
Ask for curated news – the FactorBot picks it from our slack channel
Want to subscribe to our newsletter ?
Just say I want to subscribe, or something similar and FactorBot will take care of it.
What FactorBot cannot do – yet
The FactorBot is still learning new sentences, structures and intents. It has limited understanding of natural language – the way we humans converse. Like anyone else, FactorBot will stumble if
- you try to be mean to it and say nasty things. 🙂
- you try to ask complex questions or sentences.
- it comes across a pattern it has not seen before.
- it cannot find results in our search index, curated index for the terms you asked.
More than a bot – an intelligence layer
But why this is so exciting and new is not because of the technology alone – it is because technology and human behaviour are converging in an unprecedented way – such large number of people have not in the past spent such large amounts of time on chat conversations at the same time.
We bring you FactorBot version 1.0 Beta. Head over to https://m.me/FactorDaily – Lets be friends forever.