It’s been almost a year since Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, proclaimed that “bots are the new apps.”
However, despite promising to be a revolution in the way we interact with services and businesses on the internet, the progress of these programs designed to interact with users, has been disappointing.
The vast majority of them were effective, useless or simply defective.
For the past six months, Alec has been worked on Christopher Bot, a chatbot that helps students keep track of their weekly assignments.
How to set it up?
To set it up, you should only share your school time with the bot and the bot will send students a message at the end of each lesson to ask if they were sent homework to do.
Through this system, you can easily include “algebra” in a weekly calendar that you can later access at any time to check what you have to do.
Once you completes the task and say that to Christopher Bot, and the machine congratulates you, automatically removing those exercises from the list of things it had to do. The most important, during the holiday season, the bot does not bother.
But Christopher Bot shows the potential to produce a service that works completely from home with chat, eliminating the need for students to have some additional tool to manage the tasks they are doing and interact in a way that decreases (slightly) the Inevitable task of doing homework.