So despite my misgivings, I decided to move on to setting up a poll: I dead-ended in this several times before giving up on my poll.As with Howdy I became quickly flustered that I had to work so hard to do what in reality could have been accomplished in less time with a pen and a post-it.In this context, a “bot” refers to a chatbot, which is shorthand for a partially or completely-automated interactive messaging service. So I have decided to review some of the more well-known chatbots according to my very extensive list of qualifications: namely that I am recreationally bossy, pretty darn lazy, and have the kind of startup job that makes me the Product/Market fit princess for the average chatbot.
I think with continued focus on thoughtful script-writing and empathy in their design, bots might turn out to be everyone’s fetish.When I interact with this bot, is its personality friendly and helpful? It takes the form of a pretty cute little square with a penchant for plaid and being a brand ambassador.I was impressed by the variety of formats in which I was able to ask about features and still get thorough, on-point answers.I used to speak to her one-on-one and test out a variety of skills and commands. Going off this list, I tested out asking about movies playing near me, tried playing and navigating one of my audiobooks on Audible, what the news is today, and restaurant search. Alexa: I’m not sure what you meant by that question. But for the purposes of our experiment, I was impressed that she deflects with effective neutrality when questions stray from her intended use.Then I decided to see if Alexa was practiced in any service submission skills: Me: Alexa, would you like to serve me? Her copy is a little more clipped than Siri, and I can tell she likes to keep things professional.