Bot! zine - Issue #80

I'm fascinated by the idea of a "bot therapist." On one hand, it would be nice to have regular remind
Bot! zine - Issue #80
By Bot! zine • Issue #80
I’m fascinated by the idea of a “bot therapist.” On one hand, it would be nice to have regular reminders to look after your mental health – but on the other hand, perhaps there are some things best left to a human. 
What do you think? Let us know by tweeting @botwikidotorg or replying to this email!

Required Reading
How Bots Are Inflating Instagram Egos
That stranger who said the photo of your dinner was “spectacular”? We’re sorry to say it was probably a bot, carrying out a rogue marketing tactic.
WoeBot, The Chatbot Therapist, Will See You Now
Meet your new therapist: a chatbot that runs inside Facebook Messenger.
Automat raises $8.3 million to make marketing bots
Automat has raised $8.3 million to grow its conversational marketing operation. In a round led by You & Mr, Jones, the majority of the investment will be focused on expanding the company’s engineering, research, and product teams.
When 'bots' outnumber humans, the public comment process is meaningless
OPINION | The problem is exemplified by the abundance of bots participating in the debate over net neutrality.
Chatbot Acquisition & Engagement Strategies
Startup founder insights and strategies for bot user acquisition and engagement.
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
AI_Artify
AI_Artify
Just made a twitter bot that randomly applies a famous art style to a featured photo from @Unsplash, check it out!
EO 13792 Bot (@EO13792Bot)
I’m a bot that quotes from public comments to Ryan Zinke because of Executive Order 13792. Tell him something at http://l.thzinc.com/doi20170002
@consoleannounce
I made my first bot Inspired by this #E3! The Console Bot reveals new weird consoles
Thanks to @hownottodraw for telling me about Tracery!
Events
Ever wanted to build a chat bot? What if you could use a voice assistant to manage your agenda ?
In this session, we will look at how to build our own voice assistant, using Google Cloud’s natural speech and voice recognition APIs with API.AI services, and Google Cloud Functions to implement Necessary business logic.
Grab some popcorn and enjoy!
Come hear a power panel of bot leaders discuss engagement and monetization strategies on Tuesday, June 13 at eBay.  They will be sharing insights and strategies about monetization and engagement. We will also discuss the development of the bot ecosystem and how to adapt as the environment continues to change. Whether you’re building bots for a company or trying to increase retention, you will walk away with actionable tactics from the experts.
Join us for this exciting event in Slacks NYC office.
Over the past few months, Slack has released new features and UI elements that open up new types of i
AI is potentially one of the most dramatic Technology innovations of time which is predicted to impact all aspects of our working lives.
We have fantastic panel of speakers joining us for an event we are hosting to coincide with London Technology week 2017.
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