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We select bot news targeted towards businesses and brands using bots as marketing and engagement tools. We also highlight original content about societal implications and philosophical challenges of the rise of artificial intelligence and new paradigms of human-computer interaction.

Speak, Memory

Casey Newton for Verge

When Eugenia Kudya’s best friend Roman died, she used artificial intelligence to bring him back as a bot. Newton’s emotional and intensely personal story details the pair’s budding friendship against the backdrop of the urbane, cultural center of Moscow. Inseparable, the two attended exclusive parties, started magazines, and indulged in intellectual debates about the future of their country and humanity. On the fateful day of Roman’s tragic and unexpected death, Kudya vowed she would speak to him one more time.

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Barbie Wants To Get To Know Your Child

James Vlahos for The New York Times

Children’s fantasies of talking toys have come true. Hello Barbie from Mattel is the world’s first intelligent, conversational doll. Vlaho’s laboriously researched editorial piece covers the history and making of the doll, the breakthroughs in A.I. that power the conversation, as well as the social implications and influence Hello Barbie can have on young girls. He brings in academic research on human-robotic interactions and questions whether talking toys expand or limit the imagination of the young.

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Burberry Builds Chatbots For Fashion Week

Rachel Arthur for Forbes

Haute couture fashion brands are among the most innovative companies experimenting with conversational technologies. Burberry’s timely chatbot for London Fashion Week allows an insider peek into designer sketches, runway scenes, and the original novel by Virginia Woolf which inspired the current collection. Arthur interviews Chris Bailey, Chief Executive and Chief Creative Officer of Burberry, on his take on conversational commerce and how the digital trend will affect fashion.

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TOPBOTS writers are experts in bot design, marketing, and monetization. We offer original content based on industry bot news, specialized expert opinions, internal projects, case studies, and trending data to help your business or brand succeed with bots.

4 Critical Steps To Maximize Chatbot Retention & Engagement

To survive, businesses need to find and engage customers. To go beyond survival and achieve success, they need to both grow an audience and retain customers over time. A post-mortem analysis of over a hundred failed companies found that the inability to identify the...

Does Conversation Hurt Or Help Chatbot UX?

Chatbot fever has infected Silicon Valley. The leaders of virtually every tech giant — including Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple — proclaim chatbots as the new websites and messaging platforms as the new browsers. “You should message a business just the way you...

5 Ways Humanitarian Bots Can Save The World

Fifteen year old Sarafina, a female student in the capital city of Liberia, had a distressing problem at school:  Her math teacher refused to give her a report card unless she had sex with him. Every day at school, he would request sexual favors and touch her...

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