Abot makes it easy and fun to build your own digital assistant, and we include everything you need to get started.

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Abot (pronounced Eh-Bot, like the Canadians) is a digital assistant framework that enables anyone to easily build a digital assistant similar to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, Google Now, or Amazon Alexa. Further, Abot supports a human-aided training backend enabling anyone to build services like Facebook M.

Unlike those proprietary systems, Abot is open-sourced and extensible. By providing an extensible platform onto which anyone can easily add functionality, Abot is the first A.I. framework that aims to be available everywhere and— ultimately—to do everything.

Note: This is being developed heavily. There may be breaking API changes in each release until we hit v1.0. Follow our progress on the Roadmap.


Dependencies: Abot requires that the following programs are installed:

You can install Abot via Go:

$ go get
$ cd $GOPATH/src/
$ cmd/
$ abot server

Then visit Abot at localhost:4200.


First configure the plugins you want to import, such as weather. Add them to your plugin.json like so:

    "Name": "abot",
    "Version": "0.1.0",
    "Dependencies": {
        "": "*",
        "": "*"

Then run the following in your terminal to download the plugins:

$ abot plugin install
Fetching 3 plugins...

That will download the plugins to the /plugins directory. Once you've integrated the plugins, recompile and run Abot again: abot server. You can use the included Abot console to communicate with Abot locally:

$ abot console +13105555555
> Hi
Hello there!

You can learn more in our Getting Started guide.


We believe that A.I. will impact every business worldwide and dramatically change our lives. While Apple, Google and others rush to build proprietary digital assistants, there's a great need for an open approach that can be made to run anywhere and be customized to do anything you need.

Abot enables any person or business to build digital assistants like Siri using plugins that are as easy to install and run as WordPress. Soon it'll be as easy to leverage A.I. in your business as it is to start a blog or an online store. Imagine setting up an AI assistant to answer your phones, schedule meetings, and book travel for your company in 30 seconds or less. The future's almost here, and Abot's going to lead the way.

We have a long road ahead of us, but "nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work." -- Booker T. Washington

Follow our progress on our Roadmap or learn how you can get involved with our Contributor's Guide.


MIT, a copy of which you can find in the repo.

The Abot logo is courtesy of Edward Boatman via TheNounProject and licensed via Creative Commons Attribution v3.

The default plugin icon (puzzle piece) is courtesy of Arthur Shlain via TheNounProject and licensed via Creative Commons Attribution v3.