The Bot Power List 2016

Science fiction is full of bots that hurt people. HAL 9000 kills one astronaut and tries to kill another in 2001:...
How We Get To Next
13 min read

If You Talk to Bots, You’re Talking to Their Bosses

The customer service chatbots offered by companies are simply a new way to gather user data.
Brett Scott
5 min read

The Police Are Recruiting Interrogation Bots

The next generation of lie detectors may be chatbots–but there are serious questions regarding the ethical framework underpinning them.
Simon Parkin
7 min read

Who’s to Blame When a Therapy Bot Goes Wrong?

Deploying bots in a medical setting demands a whole new ethical framework.
Natalie Kane
5 min read

Why Bots Should Be More Like Plants and Less Like People

Our bot ecosystems might be intelligent, but that doesn't mean we have to be able to talk with them.
Matt Locke
8 min read

Talking With Bots: A Reading List

A crash course in what it means now that our technology is smart enough to talk back.
How We Get To Next
3 min read