Yahoo Introduces ‘Captain’ Bot for Messenger

IAS Prelims 2023

Yahoo has announced the launch of ‘Captain’ bot for Facebook Messenger.

Making use of machine-learning capabilities, it helps members of a group to manage activities with a shared task. To start using Captain on Messenger, add the bot to your group conversation.

This text-based digital assistant is being widely described as a combination of Siri and Evernote, and can be used to create lists. You can set reminders too, and when the deadline nears, the bot will send you reminder messages.

It can be used by a group of friends who are planning an outing, for example. Instead of micromanaging different tasks, group members can send messages to one number and

Captain will take care of managing the itinerary and reminding different people about the tasks that are on their to-do list.