Bot! zine - Issue #52

Should bots be "dumb" or "smart?" Is there a happy medium? I feel like this conversation has been goi
Bot! zine - Issue #52
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Should bots be “dumb” or “smart?” Is there a happy medium? I feel like this conversation has been going on a lot lately, but it also feels to me like this is part of the ongoing discussion of what a conversational bot even is. 
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Required Reading
These Apps Let Anyone Build a (Dumb) Chatbot
Why a dumb bot might be more helpful than a smart bot (for now)
Speed up customer service with quick replies & welcome messages in Direct Messages
Google Home review: Smart, but not necessary yet
Yahoo Bots App Is The Company's Virtual Assistants Bundle, And It's Now Available For Download On Android And iOS : TECH : Tech Times
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
Message.io - Cross-Platform Chatbots
Introducing Octane AI, The Easiest Way to Create a Bot
Brain.fm: Music to improve focus, meditation & sleep.
How to write convincing bots and computer conversations using fallbacks, interjections, and believability credit
Events
11/7 Building a company in the 'bots' space - Chatbots New York City and Global Meetup (New York, NY)| Meetup
11/9 Watson Developer Conference 2016 - Bay Area Hackathons (San Francisco, CA)
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