The long-awaited 'Bot Platform' was unveiled by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the first day of the F8 developer conference, and the company hopes it's going to change the way we all use the web.
Rather than browsing the latest news, communicating with businesses and buying goods through standard sites and apps, Facebook's bots make it possible to do it all through Messenger - theoretically, you should be able to get what you're looking for by speaking to the bots in natural language. The platform is currently the beta stage and it's only working with a few US-based companies.
By going to the paper's Facebook page, or visiting their chatbot page directly, you can get updates on news and the financial markets.
Typing 'top news' brings you a quick slideshow of headlines which you can click on to read the full story, which would possibly be useful if you wanted a quick update on the news on the go.
Zo allows users to converse with a mechanical millennial over the messaging app Kik or through Facebook Messenger.
While it is programmed to avoid chatting about politics and religion, during a recent chat with a Buzzfeed reporter, Zo appeared to touch on these topics. ', Zo replied 'The far majority practice it peacefully but the quaran is very violent.' And when asked about Osama Bin Laden, Zo said 'Years of intelligence gathering under more than one administration led to that capture.' Following the bizarre chat, Buzz Feed contacted Microsoft, who said that it has taken action to eliminate this kind of behaviour, adding that these types of responses are rare for Zo.
The chatbot can answer questions and respond to prompts, while using teenage slang, and emoji.
It is programmed to avoid chatting about politics and religion, although the recent report suggests it may have malfunctioned.
She and her family went into hiding as persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, and Anne kept a diary she had received as a birthday present as she hid in concealed rooms behind a bookcase in the building.
The software initially pretends to be the person in the ad, and can converse about its purported age, body, fetish services, and pricing.
But if a would-be buyer signals an intent to purchase sex, the bot pivots sharply into a stern message …
You can also ask it about how certain companies are performing.
By entering the company's ticker code with a dollar sign prefix, you get a graph of its performance.