Weather Channel Bot Hits Facebook Messenger

Posted: Oct 27 2016, 7:53am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 

Weather Channel Bot Hits Facebook Messenger
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IBM Business-owned The Weather Company announced on Thursday that it has launched weather bot for Facebook Messenger.

Leveraging "IBM Watson" technology, new bot for Messenger will learn user preferences to provide personalized weather conditions, forecasts, news content and more.

"One billion people use Messenger every month and most want to know how the weather will impact their day," said Cameron Clayton, General Manager, The Weather Company, in a statement.

Available in 39 languages, Facebook and Messenger users can easily access the bot through The Weather Channel Facebook fan page, as well as the Messenger app.

Some of the bot features include current conditions and hourly forecasts, daily forecast and five-day outlook and breaking weather news. 

Bot features include:

Current conditions and hourly forecasts

Daily forecast and 5-day outlook

Extended forecast information: accessible via a link to the weather.com mobile website

Severe weather alerts: option to view a summary or full description of active alerts in the area (currently available in the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe)

Customizable notifications: select when to receive daily forecast information and news

Breaking weather news: access the latest local weather news

Content recommendations: utilizing news preference feedback, it will learn a person’s interests and deliver tailored news content (U.S. only)

Available in 39 languages, Facebook and Messenger users can easily access the bot through The Weather Channel Facebook fan page, as well as the Messenger app.

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