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Worker v bot: Humans are winning for now

If you’d like to sharpen your skills to future-proof your career, then the VentureBeat Jobs Board is a great place to start a fresh job hunt.

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Twitter officially launches labels to identify the ‘good bots’ | TechCrunch

Twitter last fall introduced a new label that would allow what it calls the “good bots” on its service to identify themselves. While the word “bot” can often have a negative connotation, Twitter noted there were useful bots, too, which were automatically

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REPORT: Palestinian Group Using Bots To Fake A Boycott Campaign Against Eurovision In Israel

Last month, the Israeli government released a report showing that Palestinian groups are using social media “bots” to grow a campaign to boycott Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which will be hosted in Israel.

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How to spot a bot and what to do about it

Here's how to figure out if a Twitter account is actually a bot, and then how to block the bot.

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How to Order Starbucks Coffee with a Commodore 128

On Thursday, Paul DeCarlo became the first person to order a Starbucks Dark Roast coffee from a Commodore 128.

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How chatbots are exactly like the mouse circa 1970 | VentureBeat

The first computer mouse was invented in the 1960s and patented in 1970. By the time personal computers became affordable and useful enough to enter the mainstream in the 1980s, an entire generation of adults relied on the mouse to interact with graphical

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Why You Shouldn’t Swear at Siri

Up to half of our interactions with bots are abusive.

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Understanding bots through 4 interface categories | VentureBeat | Bots | by Sam Vasisht, MindMeld

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” to paraphrase a famous bard. There is a huge ongoing boom in messaging-based applications coming to market, generically called “bots.” Regular readers of technology sections are no doubt also aware