You may not see them as a humanoid roaming on streets like a sci-fi movie, but chatbots are already on the march. The interactive messaging powered by artificial intelligence are the next big thing in the feild of communication with much larger prevalance that you can imagine.
"Every major messenger is in [the chatbot space], and I can't remember the last time we've all made a bet together. It's only going to drive more interest."
"I think you're going to see a bot explosion"
"You actually feel you’re right there with another person"