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BBC uses in-article chatbots to give context in complex news stories

How can chatbots be used to tell the news? Organizations have tried various methods to answer this question, and BBC is no different. Read how they're using chatbots to explain complex news stories.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | February 23, 2018

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