More advanced bots can use audio and visuals such as animations. Some of them tell you they are bots before you begin chatting.
These are usually customer service chatbots designed to take pressure off customer service reps and substitute for them during off hours and weekends.
Other types include social media chatbots that automatically send a thank you message when you follow someone new.
This variety of bot talks with you on sites such as Tinder and Facebook.
Programmers design chatbots to simulate real conversation long enough to convince you to buy something, click on a link or offer personal information.
Chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate exchanging messages with a human.
They match messages from real humans with combinations of keywords and other responses stored in their database.
Whether it’s online therapy, social media or online dating, everyone deserves to chat with the humans they believe they are connecting with.
We made this guide so people can answer the big question: Bot or not?