Bot! zine - Issue #53

Little late getting the newsletter out this weekend, apologies!A reminder that we have a huge and vib
Bot! zine - Issue #53
By Bot! zine • Issue #53
Little late getting the newsletter out this weekend, apologies!
A reminder that we have a huge and vibrant community at botmakers.org, so if you want to come chat with bot developers and enthusiasts, please come join us!

Required Reading
Facebook opens sponsored messages to all advertisers in newest version of Messenger
As Messenger continues its steady growth as a communications channel distinct from its social network parent Facebook, the company today is taking the wraps..
What to do when your chatbot is lost for words
We reviewed a variety of existing chatbots to help establish some good practices.
The mad sprint to banking chatbots has begun
Apple announcements are like holidays in our office, and the new iOS release in September was no exception. Since then, AI assistant news has moved at warp speed. Every Alexa update is a new opportunity for fintech integration. Google, with its latest releases, is also now in the running.
Dharmesh Shah of HubSpot discusses why chatbots like Growthbot are the most important tech development in a really long time.
Can bots have intelligent conversations and engage audiences?
Latest news and trends for Watson IoT (Internet of Things)
IBM's Watson AI could soon be in devices from PCs to robots, thanks to Project Intu
IBM says its newly-unveiled Project Intu promises to make it simpler to bring Watson to the physical world.
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
Messenger Platform v1.3 Features – Messenger Platform
Cross posted from the Facebook developer blog Today, we’re announcing new features and improvements to the Messenger Platform that developers have been asking for. Designed to provide visibility into optimal entry points, enhance existing conversations, and enable you to build better overall experiences, Messenger Platform v1.3 will give you more opportunities to effectively reach and…
Kitt.ai’s ChatFlow helps you build better chatbots
The current generation of chatbots is, at best, disappointing. Kitt.ai, which is launching its private beta today, hopes to change that. The team of three AI..
Upgrade your bot to V3 | Documentation | Bot Framework
The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.
Events
We're excited to host our 2nd meetup and continue the lively conversations that started in October.  It was really impressive to hear everyone's view on the future of conversational computin
11/14 Build voice bots! - Messaging Bots London (London, England)
Hi All!
For the November meetup, we will dig deeper into voice-enabled bots. Amazon Alexa has been hugely popular in the US for the last couple of years and has just recently launched in the UK. Uber,
11/14 Talkabot ATX Kickoff - Talkabot ATX (Austin, TX)
Fresh off the heels of our fantastic bot conference, Talkabot, the team at Howdy is proud to announce TALKABOT ATX…a monthly bot meetup right here in Austin!
The Talkabot team is committed to making
11/15 Chatbot UX: How to design a great conversation? - #CHATBOT WORLD TLV (Tel Aviv-Yafo)
Dear Chatbotters!
Join us for another thrilling session with industry thought leaders, bot makers and marketers who will share with us their first steps in the newly formed bots ecosystem.
In this Mee
11/17 BOTs, AI and Deep learning - Silicon Valley AI and Big Data Association (Sunnyvale, CA)
**This event is hosted by SIPA.org. please register at http://www.sipa.org/
Robots, though more specifically virtual robots or chatbots powered by artificial intelligence (AI), are transforming the wa
Come meet other like-minded people in the Slack and Chat bot space. You will get to meet brands, agencies, developers and others who are involved in building or promoting chat bots. Our venue is one o
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