Happy New Year from Botwiki!

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! 🎉This week's newsletter is a mish-mash of all sorts of stuff from t
Happy New Year from Botwiki!
By Bot! zine • Issue #58
Welcome back, and Happy New Year! 🎉
This week’s newsletter is a mish-mash of all sorts of stuff from the past two weeks, so there’s a good amount to catch up on. Remember, if you have a bot or an upcoming event that you’d like to share with our subscribers, reply to this email and I’ll include it next week!

Required Reading
Mark Zuckerberg announced he was building an AI system for his own home called Jarvis back in January. After a year of coding, he’s ready to show it off.
Hipmunk’s Bot Now Accepts Payments on Facebook Messenger
Hipmunk’s Hello Messenger now accepts payments, which means you can search and book travel, all without having to leave our bot on Facebook Messenger.
Chatbots: a Misleading Term We Should Stop Using
As a wise man once said, “It’s not what you say, it’s what the other person hears.” And words matter, especially in an industry that’s just beginning to define itself. This is not going to be an easy…
Your next creative partner could be a bot
When machines are able to do anything humans can — be it farming, factory-working, or stock-trading — they’ll do it in a fraction of the time, experts reason, eventually rendering the human workforce…
Apple Publishes Its First Artificial Intelligence Paper
Apple starts opening up on its AI research with its very first paper.
Talkabot Talks: What we built – Howdy
As developers build out the understanding of what a bot is and what it can do, the war stories of how we bring bots to life will to continue to be a valuable resource. Knowing the path hewn by others…
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
@Telegraph Bot and API - Product Hunt
@Telegraph Bot and API - Log in & edit posts on any device; build Telegraph apps!
BarkBox (@barkbox) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from BarkBox (@barkbox). A monthly box of toys, treats & goodies your pup will ruv. Scratch our belly at https://t.co/xC5bFwrqjI
Hotels.com just announced that they’ve launched a chatbot-powered, GIF-enabled charades game as a holiday promotion on Facebook Messenger. This bot was built with the pre-release version of Botkit.
Dankland
Dankland - A bot from Super Deluxe that turns your photos into memes.
BotSpeak database - Product Hunt
BotSpeak database - 1 human, 200+ bots, 892 bot dialogs.
Events
1/4 Node.js getting started, best practices & bot development - Charlotte Bots and AI Meetup (Charlotte, NC)
Hello All, Though Node.js has been around for a while, multiple members have mentioned  they had challenge working with it. In this meetup, we will review: - What is Node, when/when not to use it.
1/6 CES Open House 2017 - LVBots (Las Vegas, NV)
Arrive and leave any time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.! Agenda: Tours of Pololu Robotics and Electronics facility. Hangout with LVBots members and Pololu Engineers, Show and tell.
Free Training in AI, Deep Learning for Chat-bots, Image Recognition & Speech-Text, Voice to text using Theano, Keras, Caffe, AWS AI, Microsoft Azure AI
Embassy Suites2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Cla
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