There are times when your friend keeps chatting with you and you have other important things to do, well in most cases you excuse yourself, in some you feel guilt of not giving the required attention so you try to carryout your activities and chat at the same time (frustrating isn’t it?) but what if an intelligent bot can represent you while you are away?
The Chat Bot Club allows you to create a bot of yourself, which interacts and chats with your friends as though it was you. Friends you are chatting with will think you are there whereas you’re nowhere to be found. It was created by Irene Chang as part of the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Irene Chang came up with the idea after finding it impossible to keep up with her friends and their group chats on Facebook Messenger. The Chat Bot Club uses Cisco Spark and IBM Watson to run bots that learn how you interact with your friends, for instance it learns your favorite phrases, the emojis of your choice, etc, and then uses this to mimic it in groups.
The Chat Bot Club was built as a working concept in just over a day at the hackathon and isn’t ready for usage yet, Irene Chang plans to integrate APIs and add support for WeChat, WhatsApp, Kik, Facebook Messenger as well as other instant messaging services.
Nice innovation, i am quite particular about when the Chat Bot Club becomes popular, quite a lot of people will use it, then our chats will be handled by Artificial Intelligence, yes it will, humans wont communicate with each other anymore, rather Bots will communicate with themselves using our accounts.
A hackathon is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software.
TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual conference hosted by TechCrunch in San Francisco, New York City, London, and Beijing, which began in 2011 and is where some technology startups launch their products and services competing on stage in front of venture capital potential investors, media and other interested parties for prize money and publicity. Past winners include Qwiki, Getaround, YourMechanic, and Enigma.io.