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Interactive News Bots

The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Messenger Bot Delivers News On-Demand

— June 30, 2016 — Tech
The Wall Street Journal now has its own Facebook Messenger bot that allows people to discover what's going on in the world through an interactive news format.

The Messenger bot responds to commands and gives out data on stock prices, news headlines and other financial metrics on an individual or pair of companies when prompted. While many Facebook Messenger bots are setting themselves apart as characters that are able to engage users in animated dialogue, this one takes a no-nonsense approach to delivering the news in a quick and responsive format.

A number of other Facebook Messenger bots have emerged as of late, helping fans to connect with their favorite (artificially intelligent) TV show characters, order fast food and find out about the weather in a more conversational way. These chat-based formats quickly deliver accurate responses better than most apps, social media platforms and websites.
Trend Themes
1. Interactive News Bots - Social media platforms and news industries can explore interactive news chatbots as a faster and more engaging format to deliver accurate responses.
2. On-demand Financial Metrics - The finance and investment industry can explore the opportunity of using on-demand financial metrics chatbots.
3. No-nonsense AI Characters - Businesses can develop AI characters with no-nonsense personalities to deliver information quickly and in a responsive format.
Industry Implications
1. News Media - News media industries can leverage interactive news bots to attract viewership and improve the delivery of information.
2. Finance and Investment - The finance and investment industry can adopt chatbots to provide on-demand financial metrics to clients.
3. Tech and E-commerce - Tech and e-commerce businesses can advance conversational AI characters to encourage better engagement and faster delivery of accurate information.
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