Wit.ai is shutting down Bot Engine as Facebook rolls NLP into the updated Messenger Platform

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Wit.ai announced this morning in a blog post that it would be sunsetting a Bot Engine. The Facebook-owned association builds developer collection for healthy denunciation estimate to assistance engineers build debate and content chatbots faster and with reduction technical experience.

Bot Engine launched as a beta in Apr of 2016. The apparatus let developers sight their possess bots regulating representation conversations pity identical structure. These examples could mount in for genuine conversations and be updated with authentic review logs to fine-tune. The idea was to concede for a training of a stretchable bot on dozens of conversations, instead of millions.

But a Engine was designed for text-only interactions and a bot ecosystem has grown so fast that a record has turn outdated. The organisation records that Messenger and other platforms have been adding new means of communication over text. All of this is for a better, though it hasn’t been kind to a value-add of Bot Engine.

Wit.ai says that some-more than 100,000 developers use a services. But within that group, 90 percent of API calls are going to Wit’s NLP API. Bot Engine and a Stories UI will stay alive until Feb 1, 2018 to give developers time to quit their apps. 

Coincidentally, Facebook announced currently it is integrating healthy denunciation estimate collection into Messenger Platform 2.1. With a update, developers can remove from messages information like date, time, location, volume of money, phone series and email. Wit.ai can afterwards be used to customize a capabilities of a Messenger Platform’s NLP integration.

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