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#4 Chatbots Took Full Advantage Of India's Demonetization Taking cue from current scenario as a once in a lifetime opportunity, chatbots are doing thorough advertising to get more people signed up for their service.

By Nidhi Singh

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Chatbots are hot in tech industry. This year we all came to know about chatbots after Mark Zuckerberg announced the company's new Messenger Platform for developers to build chatbots. Earlier, Microsoft also introduced its chatbot called Tay. One of the biggest delusion people have about chatbots is they can answer anything and everything.

Since the announcement of demonetization some chatbots have been a great help. Taking cue from current scenario as a once in a lifetime opportunity, chatbots are doing thorough advertising to get more people signed up for their service.

Given below are 4 chatbot companies that cashed in on government's major demonetization push.

A Guide On Exchanging Old Notes

Smart Messaging Platform Gupshup came out with a Facebook Messenger based bot called "New Money' that focus on providing information regarding currency exchange. "New Money' explains the entire process of demonetization of currency and the reasons behind it. It also gives an option to go deep and understand the issue in detail if required.

Chatbot To Answer Your Demonetization Dilemma

Developed by Tars, a startup based out of Bangalore, Hellotars helps in educating people about the basics of what's happening, how it affects them and how they can cope with the situation. The bot makers are also seeking public opinion through the chatbot which is in-line with PM Narendra Modi's survey in this app.

Locate Nearest ATM

Crowdsourced apps have proved to be very useful in the past .ATMBot developed by Coimbatore-based Timebender Technologies helps people find ATMs where cash is available. It works on crowd sourced data collated by the people that include the number of ATM visited, as to the status of cash available there at the moment.

The ATM ChatBot To Cope With Cash Crunch

Zerch, a Bangalore-based startup leveraged the power of location-aware technology by bringing in a crowdsourced solution to find ATMs and banks nearby. The Zerch bot gives access to nearby active ATM's, banks and post offices by chatting on Facebook messenger directly.

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