What's New :
GS Paper-3, Batch Starts: 2nd December
GS Paper-2, Batch Starts: 2nd December

BOT

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    29th Nov, 2018
  • A bot is an application that performs an automated task, such as setting an alarm, telling you the weather or searching online.
  • Bots are often associated with sites like Twitter, but there are many other types.

What is a bot?

  • A bot is an application that performs an automated task, such as setting an alarm, telling you the weather or searching online.
  • Bots are often associated with sites like Twitter, but there are many other types.
  • Andre Gray invented the world’s very first Internet bot named “inkling” —a crawler bot.
  • Today, Internet bots are extremely crucial to the creation and functionality of the web and search engines.They make up to 65% of all Internet activity.

What can bots do?

  • Bots perform simple, structurally repetitive tasks much more quickly, efficiently, and accurately than is humanly possible.
  • It can help order food, shop for clothes, save money and find restaurants.
  • Many bots are programmed to act like humans and so when one talks to them, it feels like asking a person for help instead of just typing in a search engine.
  • For example, the Hi Poncho chatbot available in Facebook Messenger tells the weather around us.
  • A chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate human conversation.

How smart are these bots?

  • While artificial intelligence keeps getting better, there is still long way to go and make bots like Siri or Cortana more effective.
  • Presently, these bots cannot respond for anything which is not been simulated. Chatbots aren't doing too much better either.

Where can one find bots?

  • It can be found on many messaging apps, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Kik, and Telegram.
  • Twitter has bots which will reply to anyone, but usually not offer any assistance.

Are bots the future?

  • Some developers and companies believe that people are tired of apps and would rather use bots.
  • Instead of having many different apps in a phone, one could have single app with multiple bots that can help with different tasks.
  • In future there will be smarter bots at home (like Amazon's Alexa), on our phones and in our car that will help automate our lives.
X

Verifying, please be patient.

Enquire Now