Recently, Microsoft introduced a new AI chatbot called Tay. The company pulled the chatbot after a lot of drama last week. However, as it seems like, the company has big plans for artificial intelligence. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Microsoft is building “an army” of artificial intelligence bots, which will get revealed later today at Build 2016. At the conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will apparently unveil his new vision, which he is calling “conversation as a platform.”
The software giant will reveal several bots, which will have different tasks. Apparently, some of these bots will allow users to discuss and chat about different things like they can do with Tay. In addition to this, Microsoft will also reveal a few bots which will tap into Skype, and help users to schedule deliveries, book hotels, or perform similar tasks. Moreover, the company is also working on an AI bot which will use your smartphone’s camera to see and sense what is around a visually impaired user — for example, it will be able to describe facial expressions, and things like that.
Moreover, the company will also developers to create their own with bot-making tools. We are told that Microsoft will introduce a new service called Bot Framework at Build 2016, which will enable developers to create these AI bots.
We will have more info on Microsoft’s upcoming AI bots and its Bot Framework later today from Build, so make sure to bookmark our Build 2016 event page here.