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Chatbots may have fallen out of favor with the tech world, but one executive startup thinks there’s something that will invigorate chatbots: payments.
According to a report in TechCrunch, Ted Livingston, the chief executive of chatbot company Kik, said the chatbot industry won’t really take off until the companies enable payments.
“If I were looking at [chatbots] from the outside, I’d be saying the same thing,” Livingston said in the interview. “Right now it is in a holding pattern until we get payments, [but] we’ve seen so many killer examples of unlocking the world around you that we know there is magic there.”