NEXT Update #27: Bots, bots, more bots!

This week the only thing you might have heard was bots, bots, bots. F8 on Tuesday was all about bots.
NEXT Update #27: Bots, bots, more bots!
By NEXT Amsterdam • Issue #27
This week the only thing you might have heard was bots, bots, bots. F8 on Tuesday was all about bots. Telegram announced a bot store the day before F8 and the rest of the week, everybody was talking about bots.
It might be the next big disruption since the iPhone, but are we really ready?

There’s an interesting leading indicator of when a new industry is about to go mainstream: the limiting factor shifts from technology to design. 
The result is that you and I will be talking to brands and companies over Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, and elsewhere before year’s end and find that completely normal
Despite the hype, there is a lot of work to be done before we can build conversational software. For now, it’s an ugly marriage of bits of AI which “kind of” work and probably a lot of Wizard of Oz wizardry
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