Bot! zine - Issue #78

Stanky Bean? Snowbonk? Grass Bat? These are just some of the amazing ideas an AI came up with when ta
Bot! zine - Issue #78
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Stanky Bean? Snowbonk? Grass Bat? These are just some of the amazing ideas an AI came up with when tasked to create and name new paint colors. This article really blew up my Twitter stream this week, with good (hilarious) reason.
Paint color names are supposed to give the buyer a feeling, something that’s inspirational, yet achievable. But I don’t know… I feel pretty inspired by Stanky Bean, personally. 

Required Reading
An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong
Artificial Lawyer Interview: Joshua Browder, DoNotPay
10 Twitter Bots to Follow for Writing Inspiration
Google.ai aims to make state of the art AI advances accessible to everyone
Why chatbots like Ask Wiz aren't the future of tech support
Amazon begins rewarding top-performing Alexa Skill developers with direct payments
Dashbot’s Dennis Yang: Why Conversational Data Captured His Attention — And Why You Should Care Too
The everlasting appeal of a Twitter bot that never stops screaming - The Verge
Chatbot design today is like web design in 1996
Events
5/23 Smarter & Cuter Bots - New York Software Engineers (NYSE)
5/23 News by Bot: Sharing ABC's real world experience wrangling a Facebook bot - Hacks/Hackers Brisbane
5/25 Everything you need to know about chatbots - Techfest Club: the monthly event for women in tech (New York, NY)
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