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
Will.i.am’s Back With a New AI That Lives on Your Wrist—Or in Your Clothes | WIRED
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.
Slack bot developers were unwittingly leaking sensitive corporate data — Quartz
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…
When do bots beat apps? When context and convenience matter most — Chatbots Magazine — Medium
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…
How Machines Are Getting Better at Making Conversation
Digital assistants are developing personalities, with some help from poets and writers
Bloomberg EIC: Automation is ‘crucial to the future of journalism’
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.
Meet The Ex-Architect Building Chatbots At Microsoft (Including That Racist Jerk, Tay) | Co.Design | business + design
Lili Cheng, who has spent 20 years building human interfaces at Microsoft, says risk is part of her job.
8 Possible Alternatives To The Turing Test
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
Botness is two-day gathering in San Francisco
We’ll discuss all things bots: design, tools, and what makes for great dialog among different audiences.
There is a new meetup group called Bots of Brooklyn
And their first meetup is coming up on Thursday May 19.
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