Microsoft is testing developer tools that allow chatbots directly in Bing’s search resultsReports of the tests in Seattle and surrounding areas have been around for at least a month. The bots are powered by Skype.
The bots are currently limited to a handful of locations. Searching for a participating location reveals an option to ask the bot for help directly in the browser, as with El Gaucho (pictured above). The bots can answer basic queries about the location’s parking info, hours, and more via both buttons as well as natural language input.