It will present summaries for keywords or phrases in public or private chat for your information, and will helpfully include a link to further reading. If an article does not exist in your language on Wikipedia, it will still try to return the most relevant English entry.
Never lose a quiz or a chat debate again - simply ask the bot, and it will help! If your flash chat language is set to something other than English, than all Wiki questions to the bot will go to your localised version of the encyclopedia. Of course, to take advantage of this Chat Robot enhancement, Wikipedia must have at least one entry in your local language.
The chat bot can look for one or more keywords in various combinations in its knowledge base to establish an appropriate line to say.
The plugin can be further enhanced by a connection to your community database to provide more information.
Chat Robot is clever enough to request, rotate and refresh the feed by itself.
The greeting message can be customised and will include the visitor's name.
Having robot assisted private messaging can extend the reach of your interactive help system or automated moderation.
It can also entertain chatters who may be waiting for their conversation partner to respond too! Chat Robot can pull up some intriguing Wikipedia entries on topics of general interest.
The bot's Twitter account, which has been verified, is https://twitter.com/Tayand You. Thanks to The Walking Cat (@h0x0d on Twitter), we know that Microsoft has built a bot framework for developers. (Just a guess on my part.) Or is Tay an example of the kind of bots that Microsoft will enable others to build using its AI/machine learning technologies? PT: Tay's Twitter feed went silent, and many tweets went missing, later Wednesday after humans taught it to parrot a number of inflammatory and racist opinions.
Chat robot is the first commercial plugin for Visichat 3 and above.