• Chris Messina: Alexa leads the ‘god bot' wars because Amazon gets the most interest from developers

    9 monthes ago - By VentureBeat

    A little over two years ago, before Facebook Messenger or iMessage opened to third-party bots, and before the arrival of Google Assistant, conversational AI champion Chris Messina helped coin the term “conversational commerce .”
    Messina, who is perhaps best known as the creator of the hashtag, has since 2015 examined trends like chat apps surpassing social media in monthly active users, buzz among developers and investors, and unanswered questions, like how experiences created by third-party developers can attract attention in a conversational world.
    Last year, Messina left his job as...
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