Chatbot4U makes building chatbots accessible to everyone

Media agency Ecreation recently launched the online service www.chatbot4u.com. Virtual discussion partners can be created here, by following a few simple steps. These so-called "chatbots" can be used free of charge on social media, instant messengers and websites. Chatbot4U offers entertainment for consumers and interesting opportunities for business

Media agency Ecreation recently launched the online service www.chatbot4u.com. Virtual discussion partners can be created here, by following a few simple steps. These so-called "chatbots" can be used free of charge on social media, instant messengers and websites. Chatbot4U offers entertainment for consumers and interesting opportunities for business.

Ecreation is a supplier of professional chat bot solutions since 2005. It was therefore a logical next step to introduce the technology to consumers. "We came up with the idea of ​​developing Chatbot4U a year ago. More and more consumers and SME companies asked us if they could make a chatbot themselves ", says Sjoerd van Dijk, co-founder of Ecreation. "This website is our answer. Now everyone can get started with chatbots. Compare it to a site like Youtube, but with chatbots instead of videos. "

A newly created chatbot has limited knowledge. A user can easily extend the knowledge himself, to make the chatbot smarter. It can then be linked to profiles on popular social media such as Facebook, Hyves, and Live Messenger (formerly MSN). An interesting application of this is the deployment as a personal assistant. If the owner is absent or asleep, the chatbot will stay online on the owner's profile and reply to instant messages from friends. The conversations can later be read back on the website.

In a gallery on Chatbot4U you can try each other's chatbots, rate and comment on each other. This gallery has room for different types of chatbots. These range from chatbots created purely for entertainment, to chatbots that represent a familiar person, brand or company. So you can already be chatted with Barack Obama and Paris Hilton.

Companies can use a chatbot on their own website free of charge through Chatbot4U. In this way they can automatically provide the website visitors with answers to frequently asked questions 24 hours a day, or visitors can be guided through an ordering procedure. This can result in better conversion and cost savings through a lower number of calls and e-mails to the company's customer service.

A few weeks ago Chatbot4U was already made available to a select audience, the results of which were positive: in a week's time almost 2, 000 chatbots were made. Chat traffic between these chatbots and website visitors resulted in an exchange of 3 million chat messages.