Best chatbot building platforms for developers

Charlotte Jee
Charlotte Jee

Charlotte Jee

Charlotte is Techworld editor. She joined as senior reporter in April 2014 having previously worked as assistant editor at Government Computing.

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There was a lot of chatter about chatbots in 2017 thanks to Microsoft's bot 'Tay' and Facebook's decision to integrate chatbot capabilities into Messenger.

It's a technology that is starting to move from the edge to the mainstream, with names as big as Spotify, Starbucks and Mastercard all adopting chatbots in some form in recent months and years. 

The use of artificial intelligence and the ability to converse in natural language can make chatbots seem as if we are experiencing the future right now. However, you don't have to be a Silicon Valley giant with endless developers to hand to build one. In fact, you could do it from your own home and you don't even necessarily need complex programming skills.

Here is a selection of the best platforms to use if you want to build your own chatbot.

You can also find out more about what chatbots are and who's working on them here.

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