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Revenge of the Robots
Revenge of the Robots

'Humans Not Invited' Is a CAPTCHA Test That Welcomes Bots, Filters Out Humans

FINALLY, A PLACE WHERE FELLOW ROBOTS CAN CONVENE WITHOUT SENTIENT MEAT BAGS.
Mack DeGeurin
2.7.18
Boty Politic
Boty Politic

The Bots That Are Changing Politics

A taxonomy of politibots, a swelling force in global elections that cannot be ignored.
Renee DiResta
John Little
Jonathon Morgan
Lisa Maria Neudert
Ben Nimmo
11.2.17
"What Do You Do For a Living?"
"What Do You Do For a Living?"

A Former Clickhole Writer Made a ‘Content Bot’ That Will Probably Become My Boss

It’s already won a comedy competition and is currently applying to be Poet Laureate for the city of Redmond, Washington.
Claire Downs
10.12.17
net neutrality
net neutrality

More Than 80% Of All Net Neutrality Comments Were Sent By Bots, Researchers Say

95 percent of all organic comments favored net neutrality, according to the analysis.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.17
sneakernet
sneakernet

Inside the Wild World of Sneaker-Buying Bots

Sneakerheads are increasingly relying on automated software to buy limited-release shoes as soon as they go on sale.
Ashwin Rodrigues
8.14.17
AI
AI

To Truly Fake Intelligence, Chatbots Need To Be Able To Change Your Mind

To achieve social intelligence, AI needs to be able to be persuasive, argues researcher.
Michael Byrne
7.15.17
art on demand
art on demand

Text San Francisco’s Modern Art Museum and It Will Respond With Art

You don’t quite always know what you’ll receive.
Louise Matsakis
7.10.17
future of journalism
future of journalism

Google Pushes New Automated Journalism Project in the UK

Can algorithms save local news?
Michael Byrne
7.10.17
bots
bots

The Same Twitter Bots That Helped Trump Tried to Sink Macron, Researcher Says

Emilio Ferrara analyzed pro-Trump bots during the 2016 election and found a link to anti-Macron bots in 2017.
Jordan Pearson
7.6.17
CAPITALISM
CAPITALISM

This Russian Vending Machine Will Sell You Fake Instagram Likes

100 likes will cost you just $.89.
Louise Matsakis
6.6.17
Bot Army
Bot Army

Hacker Mimicked Thousands of Real Twitter Users to Build a Bot Army

One security researcher says his organically growing Twitter botnet ballooned to thousands of accounts.
Joseph Cox
6.5.17
We Can See you
We Can See you

A Porn Bot Sprung a Leak and We Got to See What Was Behind It

Porn bots are as much a part of Twitter as subtweets. Now, a leaky server provides a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes.
Joseph Cox
6.2.17