AI BOTS & TOOLS

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[ 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.

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