Artificial Intelligence 2017 and The 7 Most Trendy Chatbots

Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots

 Valérie Maus de Rolley – Digital Content Marketing Specialist @ World of Digits


Since the birth of the first chatbot ELIZA, a natural language processing computer program,  developed in 1966 at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory by Joseph Weizenbaum, the artificial intelligence industry underwent a thoroughful evolution. Discover 7 trendy chatbots that will undoubtedly mark the year 2017.

1. Swelly

Swelly is a social network for making decisions with your friends. Vote for cool stuff and help other people with their daily decisions. A swell contains a question and 2 options. A or B? This or That? High Heels or Sneakers? Hot or Not? The chatbot recently crossed 1.8 million registered users.


2. Instalocate

Did you know that when your flight gets delayed, your airlines owes you compensation? This compensation is not a food coupon or a hotel stay. It is “real” money (up to $650 per ticket). Instalocate is a chatbot for Facebook Messenger that tracks flights by flight number and notifies travelers about delays.

Track your flight with Instalocate and as soon as your flight is eligible for the compensation, we will notify you and automatically apply for your compensation. Don’t let that “free” money go!


3. Foxsy

Created by Jin (Hitoshi) Tanaka, Foxsy is your personal matchmaking chatbot for Facebook Messenger that allows finding a beautiful and meaningful connection with the right person.

Foxsy Chatbot


4. TechCrunch

Our messenger bot will help you stay on top of the topics and stories you care about.

You can subscribe to different topics, authors or sections of the site, and the bot will send you news articles from TechCrunch about the things you are interested in the most.

The bot will send you updates once a day, but if there aren’t any stories about the topics you subscribe to, you won’t hear from us. You can also ask the bot questions like “What is Disrupt?” and it will give you an answer.

TechCrunch Chatbot


5. WTF Is That Bot

Do you like to discover new objects around you? You noticed something interesting but don’t know what is that? Now you can learn that less just with a few seconds!

How does it work? Make a photo of unknown objects around you and send it to WTF is that? chatbot for Messenger.
Less than in one minute you will get the clear and detail answer!
This clever chat bot will impress you with his knowledge of the world!

Chatbot WTF Is That


6. Mica, the Hipster Cat Bot

Mica, the Hipster Cat Chat Bot is a venue recommendation bot. Send a location as Facebook Messenger attachment or just tell a city name e.g. Vienna and Mica shows you a selection of the best restaurants or cafés close by.

If no venue was found, Mica sends you a funny cat picture or asks you a question to entertain you. Mica is also very polite and responds to basic conversation sentences like Hello, Thank you, Bye.

Mica Chatbot


 7. Mitsuku

Mitsuku, your new virtual friend, is here 24 hours a day just to talk to you and has done very well in a lot of contests including winning the Loebner Prize for the world’s most humanlike chatbot in 2013 and 2016. She learns by experience, so the more people talk to her, the smarter she becomes. She is friendly but will stand her ground if you start arguing with her.

Mitsuku is an artificial intelligence who can chat to you, tell you stories, jokes and horoscopes. She is able to play games with you, as well as showing you webpages and pictures from the internet.

 Mitsuku Chatbot