Let’s explore Duolingo Bots through crowdsourcing!
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:
Each line relates to the goal of renting the car and the speaker is labeled either BOT: “…” or HUMAN: “…”
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.
1 line per post.
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.
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:
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.)