Connect Zoe to Telegram using the new Bot API.
This agent is not compatible with the original Telegram agent developed by @voiser. Although it is closely based on his code, this version does not require a phone number to work.
Both agents share the same Agent name (
tg) internally in order to reuse already
implemented code in the library core.
This agent uses
pyTelegramBotAPI in order to
poll the server for new messages and send messages to users. The
script will install it automatically.
Once installed, the file
ZOE_HOME/etc/tgbot.conf will be created. In this
file, you will need to write your private Bot Token obtained from the bot
creation process. Now
start the agent and you are ready to go.
The way this agent works is very similar to the
- Start a conversation with Zoe (or invite her to a group)
- For the agent to recognize a message, you should either include your bot's
name in the message (
@BOT_NAME ayuda) or start the message with a
- The message is parsed and the
naturalagent matches it with natural language commands in
- Magic happens
Note that there are no
/ commands as defined in the Telegram Bot API. We do
things our own way (and it works!).
If you want to start speaking with Zoe through Telegram, you must first add
your Telegram ID in the
tg section of the
You don't know your own unique ID??? No problem, just write your username
(without @) and the agent will tell you so you can add it. It is very important
to add this unique ID (either in the form of
because that's the way the agent sends messages to you when demanded by other
agents (feedback of other agents, etc.).
You may also use the agent in groups. The recommended way of doing so is by
creating a new Zoe user for that group in
[subject test] name = text preferred = tg tg = group#-xxxxxx locale = en
Of course, you may simply speak to her in the group without creating the user, but only your commands will be executed and you may end up getting responses in your private conversation with Zoe.