What is a chatbot?

A chatbot is a computer application, or program, that simulates human conversation. You probably use a chatbot every day on your smartphone: Siri, Alexa, Google, Bixby, and more. Isn’t it nice to be able to ask a question out loud instead of having to type them in on some computer?

To make a chatbot that can interact through text, voice (audio) takes some programming on your part. But it’s not all that hard.

Let’s take a quick look at a chatbot in action. When you play with these chatbots, you can get some ideas about how to build your own chatbot.

Check out this short video called “What is a Bot?”


What Is a Bot?