What are the most successful "chat bot" applications available today?

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What are the most successful "chat bot" applications available today?

In order to determine what the successful chatbot applications are today, research was done to find a compiled list of top-rated chatbots by users and chatbot capabilities. Two major lists were found that organized the chatbot applications based on the editor's preference and the technologies used. For the basis of this research, the listed programs were ranked based on user popularity. The number of users that visited each chatbot's site in December 2017 was used to rank the popularity. For sites that did not list a specific number, the percent of users that came directly to the site, rather than being directed from another source, was used instead. A total of 17 successful chatbot applications were found, and details can be found on the attached spreadsheet. Below is a brief overview of the content that was found, as well as links to each chatbot's logo.

Top Successful Chatbot Applications

Function: Build chatbots for advertising, assisting, education and entertainment
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 331,220,000
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Function: Build chatbots for processing user requests; also works in addition to Microsoft Cortana and Bing
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 195,930,000
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Function: Processes natural language dialogues; coding assistance for building chatbots
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 47,260,000
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4. ManyChat
Function: Chatbot for Facebook Messenger; sends out messages, sales, etc. to subscribers in the FB Messenger app
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 3,830,000
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5. Chatfuel
Function: Build chatbots without coding; works together with messaging platforms
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 3,090,000
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6. wit.ai
Function: Build chatbots with voice-based needs; operates with household technologies
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 181,750
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7. msg.ai
Function: Chatbots for customer support and sales in real-time
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 77.60% directly
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Function: Conversational technology for users in real-time
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 55.41% directly
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Function: Chatbot that learns from previous inputs; language-independent
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 52.28% directly
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10. Twyla
Function: Chatbots for customer service and call centers, etc.
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 46.45% directly
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11. reply.ai
Function: Chatbots for insurance processes; processes payments, produces quotes; operates on multiple platforms
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 40.25% directly
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12. AceBot
Function: Chatbots that run conversational surveys online
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 34.75% directly
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Function: Chatbots for messaging platforms and customer service
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 29.50% directly
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14. Its Alive
Function: Chatbots for Facebook pages; produces automated responses based on keywords or phrases
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 25.06% directly
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15. AgentBot
Function: Chatbots that are language-independent for customer service and workplace solutions
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 24.23% directly
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16. Rasa NLU
Function: Chatbots for search engines and assisting jobs; human-like responses
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 19.04% directly
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17. Pypestream
Function: Chatbots for businesses to process payments; real-time chatting
Page Visits (Dec. 2017): 17.54% directly
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Conclusion

Based on page views over the month of December 2017, the above 17 chatbot applications are the top successful programs at the moment. Many of them utilize AI and machine-learning technologies, but they all have different functions. Further details including detailed descriptions, pricing and plan types, and all sources for each application are included on the attached spreadsheet.
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