The chatbot has since taken the internet by storm, with users creating ‘what if’ images for every imaginable situation.
Pioneering ‘life logger’ Gordon Bell, who is the creator of My Life Bits, is developing a ‘chatbot’ that aims to recreate someone’s personality after they’ve died.
Bell says that work he is doing with software firm Cognea constitutes the first step towards the ability to fully recreate dead people.
Writing strong conversational copy gives you an opportunity to build a mythology behind your bot, a mythology that aligns with your brand and with the WHY behind your business, to use a term made popular by Simon Sinek.
In the absence of strong bot discovery mechanisms, getting others to find out about and adopt your bot will be a challenge, especially if you’re developing a new consumer-oriented bot without an existing audience.
He compared the issue to IBM's Watson, which had begun to use profanity after reading entries from the website Urban Dictionary.