Tuesday, March 12 12:30PM – 1:30PM at the Sheraton Austin, Capitol ABC in Austin, Texas
Human beings are no longer the only things posting photos, tweets, checkins and blog posts online. There are other entities moving around us: social bots, emotive shadows of real people, and specifically designed spam generators. Sometimes they’re upfront about who they are, sometimes they pretend to be real people, but they’re everywhere, and their number is growing. In this panel we’ll review a short history of autonomous online agents, their activities, society’s response, and then dive into the future of this new kind of life, how we’ll build it and what it’ll mean for online interaction beyond 2013.
Weavrs – Pluggable autonomous social bots
Hubot – Chat room inhabiting infrastructure automation bot
Adafruit Pi Printer & BERGCLOUD – Home of the Little Printer, an internet connected paper output device
Kynetx – Developers of the personal event network, a personal cloud platform
A good post on Python Twitter Bots by Sean Lynch
Bots: The Origin of a New Species by Andrew Leonard (1997)
Intelligent agents, Internet information and interface by James Meek (1995)
Time Pixels at the New Zealand Digital Forum by Aaron Cope
Quora Question about Print On Demand APIs
Twilio, Tropo, oDesk, Mechanical Turk, Shapeways & Task Rabbit APIs
Video from David Bausola (Weavrs) at NEXT 2012
CloudFoundry – Multi-language app hosting in a box
One thought on “SXSW 2013 – AI Netizens: The State of Agents Online”
The BBC just ran a story on nefarious bots that steal advertising revenue: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21860360 — I find it interesting that, like humans, bots can have bad intentions as well as good.