Bot! zine - Issue #48

Some of you may have the day off this Monday here in the States, so hopefully you can spend some time
Bot! zine - Issue #48
By Bot! zine • Issue #48
Some of you may have the day off this Monday here in the States, so hopefully you can spend some time getting caught up on your bot reading! 
Remember to keep sending me in your favorite new bots, tools, and events coming up, and I’ll make sure to add them into the newsletter.

Required Reading
Samsung To Acquire Artificial Intelligence Firm Viv
Samsung is making a big move in artificial intelligence with the acquisition of Viv.
The Guide To Designing A Magical Chatbot Experience
Chatbots can be fun, however they do not give the user a magical experience. Can the Botmaker community do better?
This Startup Wants To Smarten Up Your Smart Home Devices
Meet Thington, the cheery British universal remote for your smart home.
Are killer bots about to do away with smartphone apps?
Could text-based chatbots be about to take over from the all-conquering smartphone app?
Chatbots: Your ultimate prototyping tool - InVision Blog
How chatbots can teach us to learn what people need when designing products and services.
How I came to love an annoying millennial: Bots are people too
Compared to the never-ending abyss of “do sh*t for me” bots, Jessie stands alone. A fully developed character that you can interact with…
Talkabot: 3 Key Themes and Takeaways
3 things I learned at the Talkabot chatbot conference
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
Westworld: A Delos Destination
Experience the first vacation destination where you can live without limits.
Google Assistant bot ecosystem will open to all developers by end of 2016
Developers and the rest of the world will soon be able to make bots that interact with Google Assistant and new Google devices made public, the company said today in a special presentation in San Francisco.
Learn a Language with Conversational Bots!
Knowledge Base Software Integration
Integrate Drift’s live chat with your knowledge base software, including Help Scout, Helpjuice, WordPress, or Zendesk.
Events
10/11 Bots, AI, and Conversational UI? What's that? - Bots, AI, and Conversational UI
This is our first meetup! Hope you can attend and kick this off! Here’s the agenda: • Share a drink and introduce yourself. • What is Conversational UI? 
10/12 Demystifying Conversational UX - The Chicago Mobile Meetup
By now, you’ve probably heard all the rage about bots and voice-controlled interfaces. With new platforms emerging such as Facebook chat bot, Slackbot, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, etc. 
10/12 Bots and Brains Happy Hour - Bots and Brains NYC
Second wednesday of every month, we’re having our Bots and Brains Happy hour at House of Brews. Come catch up on the latest in AI, Robotics, and Neuroscience over some cocktails with friends.
10/13 Talkabot Conference Highlights - Chatbots New York City and Global Meetup
The first Talkabot Conference in Austin was amazing! It featured a variety of expert speakers ranging from chatbot builders to tool makers to luminaries from adjacent industries.
Chatbots are everywhere right now, but there’s a problem. Almost every article is telling you about a particular bot, or the future implications of chatbots. That’s fine, but where are the instructions on how to build chatbots, what they can do to help your business, how to set them up for success, and what the market opportunity is?
CHATBOT SUMMIT | TEL AVIV 2016
CHATBOT SUMMIT is the first international chatbot & artificial intelligence summit to be held at the David InterContinental hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Behind every new bot, conversational UI, or AI system are people working at the intersection of design, data, and technology. This day is all about them.
Humanity.AI, a single-track conference chock full of talks with designers, animators, engineers, researchers, and product folks who are keeping humanity at the forefront of AI advancements.
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