Pros: the expense report thing is cool I guess, feel like it would incentivize finishing more than just a tedious form.
Cons: dislike the tone, barely functional polls, which is like 30% of what the thing is supposed to do. Rating: 1/5 ballgags I decided to break my Slack bot-streak for Alexa since at some point an Echo Dot will be arriving at my house. Alexa: For help on what you can say, take a look at the things you can try section in the Alexa app.
I decided to check out how Growbot responded to my dommely commands: That’s better I guess. Cons: doesn’t do a heck of a lot, is pretty much just a keyword-triggered random output of mediocre copy. Rating: 2/5 ballgags Another task-oriented bot, Howdy posits itself as a kind of office assistant that can be “trained,” which sounds appealing to me even if this kind of training involves fewer riding crops than I’m used to.
I was impressed by the variety of formats in which I was able to ask about features and still get thorough, on-point answers.
But for the purposes of our experiment, I was impressed that she deflects with effective neutrality when questions stray from her intended use.
Her copy is a little more clipped than Siri, and I can tell she likes to keep things professional.
Rating: 5/5 ballgags Growbot exists to give praise, and as someone who is in to worship of all kinds I find this bot’s purpose to be conceptually acceptable.
The gist is that you add this chatbot to Slack channels and it listens in for “props” which cue it up to give praise to a designated team member.