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Facebook’s next big thing: Bots for Messenger – BBC News

Facebook’s next big thing: Bots for Messenger – BBC News

Humans, we’ve got company.

No longer satisfied with being the dominant network for our humble species, Facebook is now courting a different type of user: bots. And eventually you’ll be able to talk to them as if they were your mates.

“Could you transfer £100 to my brother, please?” you might one day ask your bank. Or maybe, “Do you have any blue shirts in my size?”

Source: Facebook’s next big thing: Bots for Messenger – BBC News