AI BOTS & TOOLS
[ FACEBOOK MESSENGER ] INSTALOCATE Free www.instalocate.com
Instalocate is described as “your personal travel assistant who will predict and solve your travel problems”, giving you information on things like delay alerts, web check-in, baggage allowance, wait time and more — it sounds like a handy companion to have during the stress that is air travel. Not only that, but this clever bot will let you know if you’re eligible for monetary compensation if your flight gets delayed, and can even automatically apply for it.
[ SLACK, MICROSOFT TEAMS, HIPCHAT ] MEEKAN Free www.meekan.com
Working with the Google, iCloud and Office 365 platforms, Meekan is supposedly the ultimate calendar assistant. Able to understand plain English questions and commands about how busy you are on certain days, rescheduling meetings and more, this bot is able to interact with people within the conversation and find mutually free times and then book them into everyone’s calendars. This could potentially replace a whole lot of frustrating back-and-forth.
[ FACEBOOK MESSENGER ] BFF TRUMP Free botlist.co/bots/1368-bff-trump
‘Chatbot’ is perhaps too nice a term for BFF Trump, as it doesn’t really let you chat — in an all-too apt nature, it just talks at you. You’re presented with a short quote on a certain topic (accompanied by the visage of the man himself) and you can choose to either hear more on the same topic, change the subject or check the source of the quote for some context. It’s concise and punchy, a little confronting, and does well to highlight his inconsistencies and prejudice.
[ WEBSITE ] TELEPORT Free teleport.org
An Estonia-based startup is using Google Street View and some clever AI to find your next dream home. Teleport’s process uses computer-vision algorithms to identify the content of thousands of randomly selected Street View images around the area and then turns them into short worded descriptions. These sentences are searchable for certain preferences, like whether the area has lots of parks and trees, is motorcycle friendly, or is considered a safe neighbourhood for families.