People are using Messenger Bots more in order to talk to each other. We can add a little fun and interactivity to our conversations on Facebook. A Messenger Bot is just a computer program that can help us interact with others on Facebook.
Our children are increasingly turning to their own Messenger to talk to us. Why not turn that around? Let them chat with your Messenger Bot. Well teach them how to use it and then have them create their own Chatbot.
Chatbots can be virtual humans, which can respond to questions. A person can design a message, chat with it and make it sing or tell a story to the computer. But it can also be a computer program that can respond to questions.
This means that our children can interact with the programs, which allows us to teach them how conversational interfaces work. We dont have to stop talking to children, but can instead use that interaction to teach them how to make their computer programs speak with them.
Think about how much simpler it would be if we had something like a My-Chat-Bot that can actually respond to text messages. Kids can be writing to us, saying that they are bored and that they want to go out. They can send us a message, we will reply and then tell the story of their story, and all three of us can talk at the same time.
This is what a chatbot can do. Just as we can teach our children how to write with a computer, we can teach them how to make their own computer programs speak with them.
We can answer messages from our children, just as we do when we read our childrens messages. Messages from our children can be sent to our Facebook Chatbot. It can also reply back to them, just as it would in a conversation.
If we read our childrens messages, we can teach them to interact with our messages. We can even speak with them, when we speak to our children with our computer programs.
We can write an email to our child, so that he can reply to it in a way that his computer program can reply to. Using our email, we can instruct the computer to sing, speaktell a story. We can send a simple message back to the computer, just as we would with our children.
This is just the beginning. As we give our childrens programs that can interact with us, we can also teach them how to engage with messages, even with messages that they dont write themselves.
In order to use a Messenger Bot, we simply install it on our Facebook account, and it becomes a Chatbot. When our children have a question, we can chat with them. When we are busy, we can talk to our Chatbot.
We can even introduce our children to Chatbots. As our children have a chat with Chatbots, they will learn how to interact with them.