Bot! zine #35: Big Bot Business

Several members of Botmakers had big announcements this week, which is always nice! General Catalyst'
Bot! zine #35: Big Bot Business
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Several members of Botmakers had big announcements this week, which is always nice! General Catalyst’s Phil Libin goes in-depth in his own blog post about why he’s investing in “substantial” bots, which I believe is code for “potentially profitable.”
But everyone still wants to know what the first major bot hit is going to be. If history tells us anything, it’ll probably have to do with dating or sex. 
I, for one, welcome our new sexy bot overlords.
p.s. If you find an article, wrote an article, made a bot, found a bot that you love, let me know! Tweet us @botwikidotorg, or join botmakers.org and shoot me a DM. We want to include you!

Required Reading
Cisco partners with bot makers Gupshup and API.ai
Yahoo brings its news, weather, monkey, and finance bots to Facebook Messenger
The sorts of things people say to a prayer chatbot
Enterprise chatbots pose great security and integration challenges
News from the Botmakers Community
Two New Bot Investments from General Catalyst
The starting line — Growbot’s diary
Pogo: the Slack bot that organizes your team’s information
3 rules intelligent assistants must follow in the age of artificial intelligence
New Bots, Tools, and Platform Updates:
Apple Enters The Bot Business — [in beta]
Invite Friends to Bot Experiences on Kik
Skype Bot developer update: cards, groups and more
Events
7/11 Ai ChatBots Israel Community Launch - Ai ChatBots Israel (Tel Aviv-Yafo)
7/13 RoS Bot Workshop - Detroit Hacker Nights (Detroit, MI)
Building Chatbots with Node.js - Online Training - July 13 & 14, 2016
7/14 Bots and NLP - SF Data Science (San Francisco, CA)
7/14 Product Hunt NYC: Bot Summit - Product Hunt NYC (New York, NY)
7/16 Microsoft Bot Framework || HTML/CSS-Starters - Hackschool - Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe)
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