ChatRoulette is an idea that just won’t die. The idea of spontaneously connecting with strangers for social interactions has taken on several iterations since the original’s debut. Chatible caught our attention earlier this year, and most recently there’s Quizdom, which this week makes its debut on our 5 bots to try list.

However, unlike ChatRoulette, where things got sexually explicit quickly, Quizdom keeps things clean by matching you with strangers to compete over trivia and puzzles. I gave it a try and was connected with Melina. Quizdom asked me the square root of 484 and gave me 45 seconds to answer:

Quizdom bot example

Luckily, I guessed correctly. Would you have gotten it right?

Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist. Give them a try and let us know what you think.

alice-bot5. Chat with Alice

Alice is a Facebook Messenger chatbot. This chatbot connects various data sources on the Internet like weather information, jokes and translations services. On top, Alice can have quite intelligent conversations

Available on Messenger

quizdom bot4. Quizdom

Quizdom is a social quiz inside Facebook Messenger. Type ‘random’ to get connected to a player who is currently live, and play a quick quiz match against him or her. After answering the trivia question you can either chat or tap ‘random’ for your next opponent. You can play against past opponents by typing ‘rematch’ and see how you rank in your country with ‘stats’.

To get a list of all commands type ‘help’. Quizdom originated as an app for Android & iOS. It was launched in 2014 in Greece and became the most successful Greek app ever, being 30+ straight days Number 1 at the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, at the same time. It currently has its own prime-time TV-show, which runs in its second season.

Available on Messenger

obie bot3. Obie

Knowledge lives in too many places. Whether it’s in a wiki, cloud storage platform, learning software or in your co-workers head, finding the information you need is annoying and unproductive. Obie is your new digital teammate to help you share and access knowledge across your team.

Save time and ask Obie questions right in Slack. He will search connected platforms like Google Drive, Confluence and Tasytt and will even help you document knowledge without leaving the Slack interface. The more you use him the smarter he gets.

Obie also delivers bite-sized pieces of information called Flows. Use them to schedule lessons, checklists, reminders, forms or to update someone on a process.

Top 5 use cases:

  • Sales Enablement
  • Customer support enablement
  • Employee onboarding
  • Company wiki
  • LMS

Available on Slack

talkbot bot2. Talkbot

Talkbot is the fastest and easiest tool for creating AI bots. Make your bot come to live in just a minute. It’s visual interface let’s anyone have it’s own bot, no coding skills required, just drag and drop.

Available on Messenger

skillflow bot1. SkillFlow

SkillFlow is a real-time collaboration tool for developers built right into your existing workflow. Unlike traditional Q&A forums like Stack Overflow ❤, SkillFlow directly notifies potential problem-solvers and initiates a real-time chat so that your problem is directly addressed and no time is wasted waiting for people to discover your question.

Available on Slack

Popularity of the top 5 bots on Botlist is based on web traffic to individual bots’ pages appearing on the site, which currently lists more than 11,000 bots. The bot directory says it receives more than 200 submissions each week and tests their purpose, functionality, content, and overall quality before accepting them. This week’s rankings were for the period December 5-11, 2016.