Need to buy a bot? There's now an app store for that

Need to buy a bot? There's now an app store for that

Microsoft and others predict automated assistants are the way of the future. Now they have their own app store

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has made clear: One of the next big platforms for Microsoft is bots, largely behind-the-scenes AI assistants that can do your bidding without so much as a click. Now there's a directory to help find those bots across a variety of platforms, from Slack and Facebook Messenger to SMS and the web.

The directory is Botlist, and it also hosts reviews and helps categorize the assistants into categories like Health, Design, and even HR (the apocolypse truly is upon us).

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