RJI Futures Lab update #147

Kik bots and DeeMe visual messaging


Part 1: Kik's automated bots

Kik is primarily a messaging app used by teenagers, but news organizations like Vice and NBC have created automated bots that can chat with users of the app and send them personally relevant content. Kik's Emerging Partnerships Lead Anthony Green explains how the bots might be designed to learn about each user's interests and to respond accordingly. 

Part 2: DeeMe

Somewhere between a social network and a chat app, DeeMe hopes to attract users by enabling them to combine photos, text and graphics into highly designed visual messages. Co-founder and CEO Frode Nilsen gives us an overview. 

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