Skype Bots are evolving past their chat-based beginnings.
The current selection of Skype Bots range from entertaining pastimes to online assistants that help users book travel deals. Soon, the next generation of bots on the online communications platform will be able to participate in video calls.
During last week’s Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced a range of developer tools that expand how the company’s bot platform interacts with users. This includes a software development kit that enables one-on-one or group video conferences with interactive bots.