It’s been nearly three months since Facebook announced a platform for building bots that operate inside its Messenger chat app. The idea, Facebook said, was to connect people more directly to businesses and automate their interactions, for informational or commercial purposes. Since then, more than 11,000 bots have been created, Messenger chief David Marcus said in a blog post this morning. And 23,000 more developers have signed up to use a tools provided by Wit.ai, a Facebook acquisition that automates conversational interactions between users and businesses. „We’re looking forward to building a future of amazing Messenger experiences powered by the community of developers, businesses and people who use Messenger every day,“ Marcus said.