Dan Grover, a former WeChat Project Manager (we highlighted this great post by him some weeks ago), is joining Facebook. Another sign that shows Facebook is serious about bots.
Remember that, tomorrow, we are giving away 1 free ticket ($800 value) for the Talkabot conference: in Austin, 18th July. Ping us to enter the lottery, and you’ll know if you got it by tomorrow. Your bot-aware friends can participate, too, just hit the "Forward" link below!
I took this photo at a bot meetup in NY last week. It's a good overview of the landscape:
Unrelated Pro tip: just say you're building a bot that's gonna leverage AI and machine learning, and you’re guaranteed to appear in press. Even if your bot just does a simple exchange of 5 pre-programmed messages with a couple of buttons. Yup.