Talk to the T-Rex  //  +rehab hackweek

Role: ECD


At +rehab we ran regular hack weeks looking at how new and emerging technology could be used. For this week we looked at chatbots and how they could be used in an interesting way.

What we came up with was a simple way to use them as a powerful learning tool for kids. The interesting thing about chatbots is that it’s basically a UI-less user interface, it’s a natural way to interact. We’re all used to messaging. With that in mind we thought what would it be interesting for kids to talk to? How about something that died out over 65 million years ago and now calls the The Natural History Museum Home. Say hello to Tina the T-Rex.

This T-Rex was adopted by National Geographic and now calls their Facebook page home...