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Top 10 Practices for Making A Great Chatbot

There are simple rules you need to follow to create an effective chatbot for your brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chatbots are contributing to businesses of all kinds from a customer service, marketing, and sales perspective. Aside from proving to be a valuable …

Chatbots

Computer science students should learn to cheat, not be punished for it

Computer Science students are constantly getting into trouble for lifting entire blocks of code from the Internet.<p>Yesterday, the New York Times published a fascinating piece about academic dishonesty in the computer sience field, which it says is rampant.<p>Here’s some eye-catching figures. At UC …

Flir introduces new thermal imaging cameras for Android

<b>Update, January 12:</b> We’ve updated the post with hands-on images and a video walkthrough of the Flir One thermal camera.<p><b>Original post, January 4:</b> Thermal imaging tech manufacturer Flir Systems has revealed its new camera attachments for Android. The Flir One cameras connect to smartphones via a USB …

Imaging

Russian malware detected in US electricity utility – report

Code found within system of a Vermont electric utility was not used to disrupt operations but represents potentially serious vulnerability<p>A malware code associated with Russian hackers has reportedly been detected within the system of a Vermont electric utility.<p>The Russians did not actively use the …

Cybersecurity

IBM is working on a robot that takes care of elderly people who live alone

In conjunction with Rice University, IBM is developing a series of sensors that can someday live inside a robot interface to help senior citizens stay safe.<p>Susann Keohane, senior technologist at IBM Research, says the project addresses a growing need for technology that helps aging populations …

Robotics

Slack sounds scared as hell in its open letter to Microsoft

Ahead of the launch of Microsoft’s Teams chat and collaboration app, Slack took out a full-page ad in The New York Times to post an open letter, ‘welcoming’ Microsoft to the revolution and sharing some ‘friendly advice’.<p>Unfortunately, the move that appears to have been an attempt to show that Slack …

Solar eclipse: The sun is disappearing, and you have only 10 months to prepare

Don't say you weren't warned: Aug. 21, 2017, "may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history," Michael E. Bakich writes in …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Researchers use the human body to transfer wireless passwords

Sending data over wireless formats like WiFi and Bluetooth is very convenient, but not necessarily secure. A Princeton report back in January revealed that some smart home devices unwittingly broadcast location information while others didn't encrypt their data streams at all. To get around the …