Beginner’s Guide to Bots

April 27, 2018

Everything you need to know about the past present and future of bots. Whether you're thinking about developing a bot or just want to learn more about bots, this guide will teach you how bots were invented, the basics of how bots work, what bots can do, and where bots are developed and published.


Introduction to Bots

What are chatbots and where did they come from? Their history is rooted in psychology and includes an ironic twist behind the creation of the first chatbot.


How Chatbots Work

Simple bots are easy to code with easy formulas while complex bots utilize machine learning and natural language processing to interact with humans.


Functions of Bots

The ability of bots to accomplish different types of tasks is evolving and increasing rapidly. Here are just a few examples of the things bots can do.


Popular Chatbot Publishing Platforms

The three largest platforms for publishing chatbots are Facebook, Twitter, and Slack. Here’s how these versatile platforms have been used to create bots.


Popular Bot Building Frameworks

Before you're ready to build your bot, you'll need to decide on a framework. This guide covers some of the most common bot building frameworks out there.

Give your bot a home.

You built it. You taught it. Now give it a home to grow on a .bot domain. robots