This Monday, Microsoft started rolling out the new Skype Preview for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. This new Skype UWP app does not just come with a totally updated design and better performance but does also include a preview of the Skype Bots.
The last couple of days, I had a lot of fun testing all these bots and now I want to present some of them to you.
At the moment,11 bots are available – and one of my favorite bots is definitely the “Summarize Bot”. Based on a web link, the bot is able to summarize important information from a website. In my opinion, this is a really useful feature because now I do not have to read a long article anymore to get the most important information out of it.
The bot can not just read and summarize English texts. I have tested German and French articles as well and the bot was able to summarize them too.
Bing Music, News and Images Bot
These three bots are based on Bing and are basically doing the same things, Bing can do – Searching for images, news, and music. The results of the searches are good (most of the time). Sadly, the Bing Images Bot does not send the found picture to Skype but just a web link.
Furthermore, I am not totally satisfied with the time the Bing Bots need to find something. I hope they will get faster with the time because then they could become a really useful help.
Mitsuku – the AI BF
The mission of the Mitsuku Bot is to become your new best friend. She speaks not just English but also German, French, Japanese, Spanish and many more… To change the language, just ask her: “Could you speak ____, please?”
So these are 5 of the 11 bots you can find in the Skype Preview at the moment. In my opinion, all the bots are really cool and impressive and I cannot wait to see more of them being released to the public! What do you think of bots? Which bots are your favorites? Tell us in the comments!