EVENT REPORT: Seattle Bot Brawl January 2013
October in Seattle brought cool temperatures, wind, and rain outside. However, inside the Seattle Center Armory, the competition was heating up at the 2012 Seattle Bot Brawl.
2016 is the year of the chat bot — a forecast supported in part by the launch of messenger bots for Facebook and Microsoft platforms, among others. Chat bots — introduced nearly 50 years ago — are software agents that can create text dialogue that resembles something that a human might produce. I expect this latest generation of chatter bots — tied to voice recognition and generation — to make a significant impact in the self-driving car market.