The company Yandex has introduced a multi-functional chat bot for Telegram messenger. Universal search bot called @ya capable of producing a variety of search, including images and videos, answer questions, translate texts, and so on. It is noted that this is the first official bot for Telegram from the company Yandex, whereas previously employees have created several informal bots on their own initiative.
The bot works by using branded search and other Yandex services. He may issue a currency exchange rate or even to tell what is depicted on the loaded image. For those wishing to speak, the bot can answer the question “how are you” or even respond to the statement “I feel sad”.
At the moment the bot is running in test mode, its functionality is to be expanded and refined. Developers are going to take into account the wishes of users who sent this in @ya via the feedback form in the settings.