More capabilities for building Bots. I think the definition is still too loose.
Microsoft launches Azure Bot Service to bring more bots and AI into the cloud
by Khari Johnson in VentureBeat.
Microsoft launched its Azure Bot Services today to give bot creators the option to move their bots into the cloud and let Microsoft handle server and storage issues, the company announced today.
Alexa Web Service is cloud-based, but until today, none of the big three cloud providers — Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform — have provided a solution for developers to create bots in the cloud.
The service was created, wrote Microsoft FUSE Labs general manager Lili Cheng in a blog post today, to “give you the operational agility to run and handle scale as your bots grow in popularity and you only pay for what you use. Moreover, you also don’t need to worry about provisioning or managing servers that run your bots. Patching and infrastructure maintenance is handled for you — you focus on writing code.” ... '