Other types include social media chatbots that automatically send a thank you message when you follow someone new.
You might also receive bot-like responses that are actually the result of a customer service rep using a tool to save time typing.
Taking the offensive can be necessary — and helpful for your safety — when you encounter bots that don’t make the above mistakes without any prompt.
Here are some tips from programmers and people who have encountered these pretenders: Asking the Right Questions (As in the Weird Ones) Account executive and self-described “computer geek” Chris Orris has encountered chatbots and offered some advice to Talkspace.
A human would be confused but able to answer the questions accurately.Weird Syntax Sometimes the way a bot produces text reflects errors in its programming.It can be something like two spaces between every sentence, extra periods or bizarre indentations.Chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate exchanging messages with a human.They match messages from real humans with combinations of keywords and other responses stored in their database.