The scope of the current crop of bots for Messenger is fairly broad.
You can order flowers (via 1-800-Flowers), get notifications about your bank account (Bank of America), order food (Burger King) and print photos (HP).
While CNN's bot was pretty adept at sharing top headlines of the day, it surfaced a story about wombats when I asked for tech news.
Even worse, it only offered the same generic suggestions (along with a shruggie) when I tried to get more personalized suggestions.
While the full scope of Facebook's plan to monetize Messenger is unclear, the company's head of Messenger David Marcus did reveal the company is testing sponsored messages inside of Messenger.
While Facebook has so far declined to say how these interactions will work, we do know that you will be able to block sponsored messages from appearing within message threads, even if you have previously messaged a business.
Whether it’s online therapy, social media or online dating, everyone deserves to chat with the humans they believe they are connecting with.It can also personalize its reports based on whether you're prone to pollen allergies or frizzy hair.Take, for instance, the several media companies that have created bots to surface relevant news stories to readers — including Business Insider, Mic, Thrillist and CNN.In practice, many of the interactions you can actually have with these bots are, so far, fairly limited, though it varies a bit depending on the company.A bot from a company called Poncho can provide daily weather updates based on your location.Considering how advanced natural language processing is, it's pretty disappointing how limited many of these bots are so far.