WTF is all the fuss with chatbots?

The chatbot is back in a big way, thanks to the rise of mobile texting and messaging apps. Its full name is actually “chatterbot,” and its has a long history, dating as far back as the 1960s, when the computing world first tried to build machines that could mimic humans. The chatbot heyday, to the extent that it had one, peaked at the dawn of the Internet and with AOL chatrooms.Read the full article