CanCon Podcast Ep. 21: Will social bots ‘break the Internet’ or save it?

BetaKit #SMWiTO panel

Not only does BetaKit host an aural event in your earbuds every week with the CanCon podcast, we also sometimes host live, in-person events in the ‘meatspace’ (also known as the real world). Such was the case with our recent #SMWiTO panel: AI, Bots, and Social Media, Oh My. For those that couldn’t attend, we thought we’d share the insightful conversation, featuring some of the smartest people in Canadian tech on the subject of chat bots.

Tune in as our great panel – Paul Gray, Director, Platform Services at Kik; David Suydam, CEO and founder at Architech; Erin Bury, Managing Director at 88 Creative; and Amanda Parker, CEO and co-founder at SimplyInsight – discusses how bots and artificial intelligence will impact the future of social media and our interactions online.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 21 (06/21/16)

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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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