https://www.duolingo.com/HelpfulDuo

Let’s explore Duolingo Bots through crowdsourcing!

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We’ve asked you to help us brainstorm conversation ideas for Duolingo Bots and now we want to take it one step further: help us create a conversation with a Bot by imagining a possible conversation between a learner and a Bot. Our first scenario will be renting a car. The learner’s goal will be to rent the right car from a car rental Bot.

We’re testing the limits of this brand new experiment. To keep things from getting too crazy, please follow these steps:

  1. Each line relates to the goal of renting the car and the speaker is labeled either BOT: “…” or HUMAN: “…”

  2. Each line is either a direct prompt (something that the Bot says) or a possible response (reply or question given by the learner). Bot and Human lines alternate.

  3. 1 line per post.

  4. Each comment is either:

a) a new conversational path: post something a Bot could say to start the conversation as a new comment right below this post.

OR

b) a possible response to an existing conversational path: post a response as a reply to a previous comment. We can come up with several possible responses to a given comment and vote on our favorites.

Make sure you post your possible reply below the correct comment and help upvote each comment you like. To make everything easy to read, let’s try to keep each line as short and fun as possible. Some sort of resolution should be reached before getting 10 replies and sub comments deep into a given conversational “path”. Currently the forum limits responses to 6 comments deep. You can keep the conversation going by posting individual posts underneath a longer exchange as long as long as you copy the previous line that you're responding to in your comment.

Here’s an example of how we think this format could look in a scenario with lost keys:

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Let’s get creative!

** Of course nothing too controversial or inappropriate here – please keep this PG-13.

** For the sake of clarity and focus, we’ll remove all comments not related to scenarios.

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas! The Duolingo car rental agency will open soon - you'll be able to rent your favorite vehicle from Duolingo Bots shortly! (Feel free to keep sharing your ideas below.)

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Bot: Welcome to Duo Rentals! Would you like to rent a vehicle?

[Thought I would let the Bot go first this time]

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https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Human: Can I rent a flying saucer?

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https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat
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Bot: That depends. How much money do you have?

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https://www.duolingo.com/ProDuoExtra
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HUMAN: I can afford anything up to $350/per day.

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https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat
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Bot: unfortunately our flying saucers cost $351/per day.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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@ bi6gv Bot: We are currently out of brooms, but they cost $100 per day.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bi6gv
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HUMAN: Do you offer any other flying vehicles for under $350/per day?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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@ bi6gv Bot: We offer flying carpets for $200 per day.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wittykittycute

@Rhabarberbarbara Human: Hmm... Flying carpets or brooms, which one would you recomend, Sir/Madam? And whats your name?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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@ wittykittycute Bot: Flying a broom needs more skill, flying a carpet is easier but can lead to air sickness. My name is Bot1337.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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Human: All the money in the world.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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Human: More than you'd think.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coledude0

Human: No, I was just looking your rental rates.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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You will find that our rates are very competitive.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paubcrespo
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Human: Maybe. Do you have a catalogue?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: Can I do this online or do I have to stand in line?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: We have a toll-free 800 number for making reservations plus an easy-to-use website.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: Yes, but do you have paperless system when I get to the airport?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: I'm sorry, you will need to review and sign the contract in person.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Yes, we've automated everything. Just print out your one-page contract and show it and your driver's license to the attendant when you leave the lot.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: I would like to report an accident.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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Bot: Please describe the accident.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: I swerved off the highway to avoid a deer and am now in a ditch.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Oh my! Was anyone injured?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: Just my pride. The car needs a tow to get back on the road.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: I'm glad everyone is fine. We have an 800 number for roadside assistance. Would you like me to connect you?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: What is the condition of the vehicle?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: It appears to be intact, just stuck in a trench.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: Slight blemish to the fender.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Is the vehicle road-worthy? Can you make it our nearest rental agency?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: I broke the passenger-side mirror while backing into a parking space at the mall.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: A delivery truck backed into the car at the supermarket.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: I would like to report an unclean vehicle.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: No, I am returning one. Do I need to fill out any paperwork?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: The keys are in the car?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: Yes. I left them in plain view on the driver's seat.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Then you are good to go.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Did you buy gas?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Did you jot down the mileage?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: How was the rental? Did everything meet your expectations?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: The car reeked of smoke. It took a container of deodorizer to fumigate it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: I had to buy a gallon of wiper fluid. There wasn't any.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear that. Do you still have the receipt? We'll be happy to reimburse you.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: It went swimmingly, thank you. How do I get from here to my terminal?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Would you mind filling out a customer satisfaction survey?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: It depends. How long is it?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: I would like to report a theft.

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https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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BOT: Fill out this paperwork here and you'll be good to go.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: Okay, but what about my luggage? It's in the trunk. Is that insured?

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https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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BOT: I'm sorry. There's nothing we can do about your luggage.

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https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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Bot: Unfortunately, he's on vacation, but you can talk to him if you arrange an appointment in 3 weeks.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: That's highly unusual. May I speak with a manager?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear that. You will need to file a police report before we can do anything.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: Okay, but don't you have GPS tracking? I left the vehicle for just ten minutes.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: How do I do that?

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: Wow! The police force has officially entered the twenty-first century.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dungiveaflyinfox

BOT: You can file the report on their site.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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Human: Yes, what off-road vehicles do you offer?

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https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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Bot: We have monster trucks, buggies, ATVs, UTVs, off-road trucks, pick-up trucks, muscle cars, and rally cars.

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https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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Human: I'll take a muscle car.

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https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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Bot: For one day, that'll be $70,000.

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https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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Human: WHAT?!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelpfulDuo
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UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas! The Duolingo car rental agency will open soon - you'll be able to rent your favorite vehicle from Duolingo Bots shortly!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ramy526637

HUMAN: Can I rent an ice-cream van ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Bot: Yes, but it might melt in the sun.

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https://www.duolingo.com/paubcrespo
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BOT: No, we only have normal cars.

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https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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BOT: We do have a limited number of commercial vehicles, but I'll need to see proof that you are a caterer licensed to do business in this jurisdiction.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB

BOT: Hello! Are you here to rent a car?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB

USER: Yes! What can I get for less than (input currency and amount) a day?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB

BOT: You can get an [insert car brand and model from the country you are theoretically in] or [insert another car brand and model from the country you are theoretically in].

Or, just give them the choice between a red or blue car.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Bot: Hello welcome. Would you like to rent a car

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Human: Yes please

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Bot: What color?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Human: Red

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Bot: When will you return it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Human: In 5 days

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Do you want a small car or a big car

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

A small car please

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Bot: Here are the keys. Have a nice day

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vc120
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Bot: Welcome to Charlie's rentals! What kind of car would you like?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcus_p.
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Human: Thank you but I don't need a car.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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HUMAN: I need something with four doors and reasonable trunk space. What can you recommend?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deboutwest

BOT: Where will you be traveling today? I have many maps to choose from.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamvaisShanti

Human: I would like to go to Edinburgh

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erika989040

Bot: What is the purpose of your travel?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VictaDaWinna
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Human: I wish to see my family.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erika989040

Bot: Who is in your family?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deboutwest

Human: My mother and father live in a castle in Edinburgh. There is a monument to my Great-grandfather there.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katie44571

HUMAN: What time do I have to return the car?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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BOT: Anytime between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., make sure to hand the keys in at the office.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ForestPolyglot

HUMAN: Great. I'll be back at 5 p.m.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ahmed466098

hola

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amariah159681

hola!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulKlenk

I will admit, that these are superior and should be an integral part of ALL the platforms. Fortunately, they are native to ios and work on ios v11, developers' version. Would be even better if Luis could focus on these features and drop some of the monetization issues.

1 year ago
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