This App Feature Spies on Your Chats to Make TV Show Recommendations

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 22, 2015
References: techcrunch & springwise
While some people get TV show recommendations from friends and family and others rely solely on previous Netflix activity, this bot eavesdrops on your group chats to make suggestions. Unveiled at TechCrunch's Disrupt London 2015 event, MurdochBot uses a combination of your conversations, the IBM sentiment algorithm and Sky TV viewer data to recommend new shows for you to watch.

This technology comes from the Telegram app, which has open and encryptable P2P messaging, so you can add a bot to group chats. One such bot is MurdochBot, which you can add to any conversation. The AI protocol will ask you a few questions about your television preferences before doing its thing and offering TV show recommendations.