Bot! zine - Issue #55

Slow news week after the holiday, so I saved up a few of the good stories for today. Definitely check
Bot! zine - Issue #55
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Slow news week after the holiday, so I saved up a few of the good stories for today. Definitely check out the article on Amazon’s Lex – I think I’ll be playing around with it a bit myself this coming week. 
Also, in spite of everyone’s crazy holiday schedules, there are tons of meetups down at the bottom of the newsletter, so make sure you look to see if there’s anything going on in your area! If I’m missing an event, please reply back to this email or let me know over on Botmakers.org!

Required Reading
5 emergency chat services with the power to save lives
Slack Co-Founder on How Artificial Intelligence Could Eliminate the Need to Check Your Email Ever Again
The real opportunities with Facebook Messenger
Metacert raises $1.2 million to detect malware on enterprise bots like Slack, Microsoft Teams
Interfaces On Demand – Matt Hartman
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
Amazon Lex – Build Conversational Voice & Text Interfaces
Announcing Bot Libre 5.0!
How to Make an Amazing Tensorflow Chatbot Easily
Mushroom AI (@mushroomaibot) | Twitter
Events
12/6 Hot Tech Trends (Series): Chatbots & AI - TLV Startup Hub
12/6 Build your Bot with IBM Watson - IBM Watson - Cognitive & IoT Meetup - Galway
12/7 Startups and brands talk Bots, AI & Messaging - Bots, AI & Messaging Meetup (London, England)
12/7 Financial marketplace, can chatbots deliver value? - 🤖 Bay Area Bot Arts Meetup 🤖
12/13 End of the Year Mingle - LA Chat Bot Meetup
4th Annual Journalism School Hackathon at University of Nevada-Reno
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