Bot! zine - Issue #28

Cataloging the world of friendly online bots. Please consider supporting the project at botwiki.org/a
Bot! zine - Issue #28
By Bot! zine • Issue #28
Cataloging the world of friendly online bots. Please consider supporting the project at botwiki.org/about/support :-)

Project updates
It’s a new month, and that means a new theme and a new sponsor for our Monthly Bot Challenge! You can also vote for your favorite bot that supports a good cause :-)
New bots
Producer-turned-tech entrepreneur Will.i.am has a new product called Dial, which sits on the wrist and is controlled by the all-knowing assistant, AneedA.
Reading list
Last week was Source’s #botweek, check out their closing article and their tweets.
Developers at major businesses who build apps for the instant-messaging platform Slack have unwittingly exposed key information like chat logs, direct messages, and passwords by recklessly sharing their programs in public. The affected businesses include a major auditing firm, payments companies, a global advertising agency, and healthcare providers, according to research by Detectify, a security company that discovered the…
There’s a question I’ve been asking founders when they pitch me their bots: “Why is this a bot and not an app or a websi…
Digital assistants are developing personalities, with some help from poets and writers
The Pulitzer Prizes are about to commemorate their 100th anniversary with a celebration at Poynter.
In honor of the occasion, we’re taking a look at exemplary social justice-focused journalism from last
year and throughout the century.
Lili Cheng, who has spent 20 years building human interfaces at Microsoft, says risk is part of her job.
The Turing Test, which is intended to detect human-like intelligence in a machine, is fundamentally flawed. But that doesn’t mean it can’t…
Events
We’ll discuss all things bots: design, tools, and what makes for great dialog among different audiences.
And their first meetup is coming up on Thursday May 19.
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