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Check out the new crowdsourced Bot conversation!

Thanks to all who pitched in on our crowdsourcing experiment for the Duolingo Bots!

We’ve incorporated your most upvoted ideas and created the latest Bot conversation. You can now chat with the Bots to practice renting a car (and more!) in Spanish, French and German. We’re constantly improving all of our Bot conversations and learning from your feedback. What’s extra special about this one, is that it’s based on your input from the start, so while you’re talking to the car rental Bot you might recognize lines submitted by the Duolingo community! :)

Take it for a spin!

May 17, 2017

36 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

Any ETA for the website version?
Even a very vague one and/or far away from now (2018, 2019, .. are fine "answers" as it'd at least be an answer ;)).

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

That sounds really fun. Just for iOS, right?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimmohB

Yes.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Hi, can you tell me what bots are?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jinagaa

Bots are a thing on the ios app that allows you to participate in everyday 'conversations', though you can't just say anything. It's a way to practice speaking to a person, though it's not an actual person. right now they're only available in Spanish, French, and German.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Someone told me already, but thank you very much!

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

Thanks for the good reply

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

:(

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a.robinson28

Will it be available for Android soon?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Horako224

Soon™

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a.robinson28

so basically never then X'D

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desdichado_

Is this ever coming to the desktop version of duolingo?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanguageLover.

And Android, please!

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

Why is there an UFO there?

Por qué hay un OVNI allí?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

lol I know right :D

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Lol, creeepy! T-T

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang

Maybe they wanted to rent cars too

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Ha, lol

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonFiore

It's not an UFO, it's a flying saucer (just look at the first link provided)

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NtateNarin

I'm not sure if it's the same with Duolingo bots, but in the Memrise version, sometimes I have conversations with aliens, so who knows... you may be speaking to alien bots soon!

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JudgeFromUranus

I see 'Renting a Car' has appeared on my Spanish Bots!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

I completed all my Spanish conversations agesssss ago!

I can't wait to try out these new conversations!

Buenas Tardes!

Jay.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duoliberty

I'm assuming this will eventually be available for all languages, or at least the other major ones like Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, etc.?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang

Thank you! Sounds great! :)

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForestPolyglot

Hey, that's a hoot!

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Hi, I have a question, what are bots? I've always saw discussions about them but never really got a chance to look at them long OR Look at them at all. Bcause alot of the time I was doing two thing at once. Like I would be writing thing down or what ever, but I really don't know what they are. So please do help me.

Thanks for all your answers in advance

Truely, from Myah.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Horako224

Bots are just artificial intelligence and you just have a conversation with them, and with every conversation they get smarter.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Oh, that's what I thought! I just wasn't sure, how do I get one?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Horako224

You can't, they are only available on iOS (iPhone) at the moment

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Oh, well thank you for all your help, Do you happen to know when it's coming out to android? And you can only get the bot on the duolingo app correct?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenBookmye

The bots are only on iOS apple app. Not Android or web. If you are tech savvy there are emulator programs you can install on a PC to run iOS but I can't help with how it's done I just know it can be

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenBookmye

Bots are only on iOS. They are automated responses to conversation for you to practice talking to. For example the car rental one might ask you how long you need the car or what color you want and you type a response. So far I have heard they have very limited responses there was a post where someone copied the responses about a coffee shop visit and the user was trying to ask for orange juice but apparently the program didn't recognize the word so it kept asking if he wants cream and sugar they are also text only no speaking on either side

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Thank you, you both are very helpful. Have a nice day!

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Horako224

I though we would see like an image or something lol.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mreaderclt

There was feedback?

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacIomhair

iOS only is really getting quite annoying.

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanBarnes6

This is such a great idea, I hope it is available in Italian soon. I am close to finishing the Italian tree, a conversation bot is just what I need to take my newfound skills to the next level. I am not comfortable with the notion of subjecting my fumbling Italian on real humans..... not yet, anyway.

May 18, 2017
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