Bot! zine - Issue #51

Happy Halloween here in the States! 🎃 I was thinking of dressing as a "bot unicorn," but it seemed to
Bot! zine - Issue #51
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Happy Halloween here in the States! 🎃 I was thinking of dressing as a “bot unicorn,” but it seemed too unrealistic.
Tons of big news out of IBM’s World of Watson conference this year, including stories concerning Slack and General Motors, so make sure you check those out! Fascinating to see how big companies like IBM (and Microsoft / Google / Facebook) are betting on bots and AI for the future.
Keep sending in your favorite bots and articles! See you next week.

Required Reading
IBM Watson Lends Brains to Slack's Chatbot
GM wants to use artificial intelligence to sell you stuff while driving
Talkabot: Lessons from Voice Recognition — Andy Mauro, Automat
Bot thoughts from the world’s largest fintech conference
Is the election confusing you? This little bot will clear things up
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
oratio Shop Assistant — Product discovery, sales & customer service on Messenger
Cozmo is Anki's new tiny toy robot
fuzzy.ai
Startup Growth Chatbot
Events
11/1 Presentation: Hands-on building a Slack chatbot on Azure w/ NodeJS — Nick Caruso - Frederick Web Technology Group (Frederick, MD)
11/2 Why bots are NOT the new apps (yet) and how to build better ones @ Colab Zürich
11/2 Best practices designing conversational chatbots - Charlotte Bots and AI Meetup (Charlotte, NC)
11/5 Hands-on Lab: ChatBot to explore the future holds for intelligence engineering - Intelligent Software Development for IoT and Robot (Singapore)
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