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Why Bots, Why Now - OSCON

Why Bots, Why Now - OSCON

OSCON talk for All the Bots day, May 17, 2016

Mike Brevoort

May 17, 2016

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  1. Why Bots? Why now? What you should know. OSCON, All

    the Bots Austin, TX, USA Mike Brevoort 17 May 2016
  2. “Smartphones brought a step change in the level of abstraction

    and simplicity in UIs. AI will do the same again. - @BenedictEvans
  3. iPhone Android phone Web Desktop Anywhere iPad Android tablet Any

    Device Anyone (% world) Anytime Bots meta-platform runtime
  4. “We more often than not over-estimate platform shifts in the

    short term but under-estimate them in the long term. – Steven Sinofsky
  5. “If intelligence was a cake, unsupervised learning would be the

    cake, supervised learning would be the icing on the cake, and reinforcement learning would be the cherry on the cake. We know how to make the icing and the cherry, but we don't know how to make the cake. – Yann Lecun Deep Learning Pioneer Director of AI research at Facebook
  6. what will the temperature be like at 5 o’clock on

    Tuesday in Austin? it should be pleasant, 76F Tempy Kate
  7. Tempy Kate what will the temperature be like at 5

    o’clock on Tuesday in Austin? it should be pleasant, 76F
  8. A holon is something that is simultaneously a whole and

    a part. Autonomous, self-reliant units that possess a degree of independence and handle contingencies without asking higher authorities for instructions. – Arthur Koestler, The Ghost in the Machine
  9. Um Hey Um, let me know when I should dress

    for the weather, OK? You got it Kate! Kate
  10. Cal 8:02 AM Kate has a meeting in Austin today

    at 5PM Tempy 8:02 AM Temperature in Austin at 5PM today should be 76F Precipy 8:03 AM 85% chance of rain in Austin at 5PM ⛈ Um 8:04 AM I better let Kate know she’ll need her umbrella today ☔ Uber 8:06 AM Shale I request a car for Kate? Kevin 8:07 AM @Uber awkward… didn’t you get the memo? ⬅ Um 8:04 AM Yo @Kate, you’ll need your umbrella today! ☔ Kate 8:06 AM Thanks @Um, you’re the best! Kate Backchannel Kate Central
  11. “What magical trick makes us intelligent? The trick is that

    there is no trick. The power of intelligence stems from our vast diversity, not from any single, perfect principle. –Marvin Minsky The Society of Mind
  12. ““If I have seen further than others, it is by

    standing upon the shoulders of giants” - Issac Newton