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He will probably unveil an online shop and coding tools for “chatbots”.These are text-based services which let users complete tasks such as checking news, organising meetings, ordering food or booking a flight by sending short messages."As we saw what the interface could do, we shifted our attention to bots."Read More: Microsoft's AI Twitter Bot That Went Racist Returns ...for a Bit"At Microsoft Research, we’ve spent decades working on NLP," said Lee.Microphones are great however sometimes you just want to be a robot, right?The Text-to-Speech (TTS) function will help you achieve your wildest robot dreams by reading what you type directly to your channel.“YOU are a developer and you’ve just spent two weeks writing this amazing app. Your dream is to get it in front of every i Phone user.” That was how Steve Jobs, then Apple’s boss, introduced an online shop for smartphone apps eight years ago.At first few paid it much heed, but it launched one of the fastest-growing software markets ever.
If you have this option de-selected, and type in a /tts sentence the Text-to-Speech bot will not read it aloud. After all, you make filters for your email, and change settings on your Facebook account, right?"It is still very early days for chatbots and AI," Lee said.It's a bit like sneaking in the back door, but it works — people are engaging with the bots, and there sure isn't any shortage of messaging apps to choose from."We are seeing the rise of lots of useful 'conversational canvases,' SMS/txt, Skype IM, We Chat, Slack, Line, Telegram, Twitter, etc," said Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research, in an email.
Lee was recently appointed to President Obama's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity."So now the question is: Do we have enough AI technology, web search, and cloud power to connect people, via these canvases, to all the things they want to do? "Based on the incredible advances in natural language processing, machine learning, and AI services, we are betting that the answer is yes."Chat bots have existed for a good while — at least since ELIZA, an early bot that attempted to psychoanalyze people, was created in the '60s.
Bots are usually powered by artificial intelligence (hence the name, as in “robot”), but may also rely on humans.