Under the 2016 Build conference, Microsoft introduced Skype Bot – a new platform for creating bots. Users will be able to communicate with artificial intelligence in Skype in text and in video mode.
In fact, Skype Bots is well known for Telegram messenger automatic program for communication. In the preview of Skype that came out on Wednesday, 30 March, available bots to exchange messages, and in the future there will be for voice and video calls. Microsoft will provide developers access to native APIs for text processing and voice commands, through which bots will be able to “understand” the information received from the interlocutor.
Skype will appear voice assistant Cortana, who can help to find information, manage your calendar and connect to other bots, without leaving the application.
To provide companies and brands in video chats can videobooty — 3D-models that can also communicate with the user. For audio communications the developers get the opportunity to create audiobook.
On Wednesday Microsoft opens Skype Bot Platform for third-party companies and developers. To gain access to new tools need to register on the official website of the service.
Preview of the updated Skype client is already available for Windows, Android, iPhone and iPad on the Skype website, as well as in Google Play and App Store (iPhone and iPad).