Api.ai vs Microsoft Bot Framework: What are the differences?
Api.ai: Conversational interface platform for apps, devices, bots, and services. API.AI is a natural language understanding platform that makes it easy for developers to design and integrate intelligent, robust conversational user interfaces into mobile, web applications, and devices; Microsoft Bot Framework: Connect intelligent bots that interact via text/sms, Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services. The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.
Api.ai and Microsoft Bot Framework can be categorized as "Chatbot Platforms &" tools.
Microsoft Bot Framework is an open source tool with 5.7K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Microsoft Bot Framework's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Microsoft Bot Framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 12 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Api.ai, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.