However, the platform is still in its beta stages, and eventually the bots will get better at understanding natural human language.
The technology looks promising, but it'll take time to improve.
Facebook has begun rolling out its new chatbot platform on Messenger, and it's available to try out right now.
The long-awaited 'Bot Platform' was unveiled by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the first day of the F8 developer conference, and the company hopes it's going to change the way we all use the web.
According to 36 You Games' Japanese language website, as of 13 November 2012, Boyfriend Maker was ranked the number one free i Phone app in Japan and had been among the top ten overall apps in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In one a user-posted example, in response to the question, "what kind of wedding cake will we have" the boyfriend responds, "a good sex ima be on top of u u gonna ride oon me bitin the pillow gurrl ima fuck da shit out of u".
The WSJ is one of a handful of media organisations already using the bots.
The chat engine might also employ lines harvested from human-human chat logs, song lyrics, movies or TV shows.Energy can be obtained by posting a photo on Boyfriend Maker's Facebook page, or it can be purchased.Other content such as clothing and adornments for the virtual boyfriend can also be purchased.Join here for the latest on how people are making money – and how they're losing it.Boyfriend Maker is a dating sim/chatbot/romancebot smartphone app for i OS (i Phone) and Android phones, developed by 36 You Games (styled as 36You) and distributed under the freemium business model.According to a Google Translate of a page on the developer's Japanese language website, Boyfriend Maker is an "app that lets you interact and chat with quirky virtual boyfriends." 36You often refers to Boyfriend Maker as a game.Users can achieve various levels as they continue to use Boyfriend Maker.The boyfriend can also be given a different facial appearance.In addition to sexual chat, Boyfriend Maker's virtual boyfriend has expertise in diverse subject matter, ranging from mathematics to popular culture.Humans probably shouldn't start worrying about their jobs just yet.The Independent's bitcoin group on Facebook is the best place to follow the latest discussions and developments in cryptocurrency.