In 2017 we saw unprecedented hype about chatbots, mainly thanks to Microsoft's bot'Tay' and Facebook moving to integrate chatbot capabilities into Messenger. The current use of artificial intelligence to communicate with us in natural language can make us feel like we are experiencing the future already. However, you don't have to be a giant conglomerate with an entire team of developers to be in a position to build one for your own business. With the new readily available technology on the market, you can now literally do it from your own home, and you won't need complex programming skills to do so. Here is a selection of the best current platforms to help to build your chatbot.