The Weather Company enters the chatbot game for Facebook Messenger

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When IBM bought The Weather Channel for $2 billion in 2015, analysts were fairly uniform in their responses: What are they thinking?

Now, IBM is beginning to make clear how it is using this vast amount of weather and climate data that the company has collected for years on a second-by-second, worldwide basis. 

On Tuesday, IBM announced that The Weather Channel has launched a Watson-powered "cognitive weather bot" for Facebook Messenger. 

The Weather Channel bot gives users a new way to access and share personalized weather content including current conditions, severe weather alerts and five-day forecasts.  Read more...

More about Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Chatbots, Climate, and Artificial Intelligence

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