Author: Mariya Yao

6 Funniest Ways To Entertain Yourself With Amazon Echo (VIDEO)

Sometimes we go out hard and party like the cool kids. Other times, our Saturday night plans are…less than spectacular. We’ll show you the 6 best ways to get entertainment out of your Amazon Echo when you’re bored and lonely, or just sick of other people. After all, your friends may judge you, but Alexa never will. You can either read this whole article, or watch our entertaining video coverage where we make fools out of ourselves in the attempt to honestly demonstrate these features to you.   1. Get Motivated Being alone can be great. You can waltz...

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4 Critical Steps To Maximize Chatbot Retention & Engagement

To survive, businesses need to find and engage customers. To go beyond survival and achieve success, they need to both grow an audience and retain customers over time. A post-mortem analysis of over a hundred failed companies found that the inability to identify the right market and genuinely connect with customers caused them to fold up and implode with a whimper.   What happens when you bring AI-driven bots into the picture? Things could get messy. According to Kissmetrics, around 70% of customers of a business leave because they received poor treatment, while only 14% do so because of...

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10 Best Tips & Tricks You Need To Know For Facebook Messenger

If you’re like us, you use Facebook Messenger every day, yet don’t realize half of the functionality you can get all within the Messenger app alone. From shopping to gaming, we’ll show you the top 10 Messenger tips and tricks that you might not have known about.   1. Get Personalized Weather Updates Weather is boring and most weather apps suck. Enter Poncho, a sassy Brooklyn weather cat who not only gives you personalized weather updates and warns you of impending storms, but can also answer open-ended questions like “Do I need a jacket?” and “When’s a good day...

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How To Build A Caring & Emotional Robot With < 150 Lines Of Code

If you’ve ever chatted with a chatbot, you’ve realized they lack a certain…awareness, especially when you’re getting confused or pissed. No surprise that Gizmodo writer Darren Orf describes chatbots as “frustrating and useless” and likens conversations with them to “talking politics with a toddler.” When you feed a chatbot lines like “this is stupid” or “that doesn’t answer my question,” most of them will respond with lame, repetitive answers like “I don’t understand.” Surprisingly, these robotic answers are easily to fix by adding emotional awareness. While you may feel daunted by the task of granting a computer program emotional sensitivity,...

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12 Best Alexa Skills You Must Have For Your Amazon Echo (VIDEO)

If you own an Amazon Echo, you might have noticed that most of the 3,000+ Skills in the Alexa Skills Store totally suck. Luckily for you, we at TOPBOTS have combed through the entire directory to hunt down the best Alexa Skills that are actually worth trying. Keep reading to learn the 12 most useful (or at least funny) Alexa Skills, features, and integrations to get the most out of your smart home device, whether you want to find your car or your phone, get in touch with friends, outsource some chores, or just have fun.   1. Lost...

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