The Next Web: I built a bot and now I know why bots are so dumb

The Next Web: I built a bot and now I know why bots are so dumb. “I used Azure Bot Service, LUIS, and Azure Functions to build a chatbot that allows me to control an internet connected LIFX lightbulb in my office. I connected it to my work Slack channel so my co-workers could change the color of my desk lamp or turn it on or off. Then I sat back and waited to marvel in the praise of my peers as they were blown away by the sentient life I had birthed. …and I’m still waiting because none of that happened. While the technology worked just fine, I learned that building chatbot interfaces is not something one just does. There are a lot of pitfalls. So you can share in my humiliation, here are some of the lessons I learned building the Lamp Bot.”