Feeling lonely? Well fear not. Facebook have added automated ‘bots’ to messenger, so you’ll always have someone to talk to – like Poncho.
Poncho is a cat from Brooklyn. He must be from British decent because he knows everything about the weather. A betaworks product, it’s hoped Poncho’s cracking personality will make him the world’s first ‘funny bot’. Poncho is pretty witty, but if you ask him anything too deep, he’ll respond like a cat.
The arrival of bots gives brands a chance to create new experiences by creating brand or service bots. Ahead of the curve are Amazon, their Echo speakers feature an Alexa bot who you can talk to and ask to play your favourite tunes.