Bot! zine - Issue #59

Happy Monday everyone! We were having a really interesting discussion on Botmakers.org last week abou
Bot! zine - Issue #59
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Happy Monday everyone! 
We were having a really interesting discussion on Botmakers.org last week about the ethics of having an Alexa-type bot in constant communication with your kids. Some say it’s the natural progression of technology, others (like myself) are worried about the ways this kind of technology can be abused. 
Curious to know what your thoughts are! Email me back here, or send us a tweet at @botwikidotorg and let us know your thoughts! The article is down below in Required Reading.
Have a great week!

Required Reading
2016 Bots year in review - O'Reilly Media
Will they or won't they?
Bot evangelist Chris Messina leaves Uber
Bots will set the political agenda in 2017
The Art of Twitter Art - The Atlantic
Mattel Is Building An Alexa For Kids
The Chatbot Will See You Now - The New Yorker
Pope Francis has a Facebook Messenger bot, and it's kind of funny
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
Botkit is better with Slack’s Events API
botmarker
BumbleBot (@beegenerator)
Events
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