S1E7 - Internet Bots - Politics, Phishing, & Fake Reviews

This week we are doing a deep dive into the creation and use of internet and telephone bots! I’m super excited for this episode mainly because of the interesting situations that internet bots have put us in over the last decade or so. From politics to unwanted phone calls, to everyday social interactions, bots have surely changed the way we behave and the way that we perceive reality.

Let’s jump right into it.

To keep this episode focused; I’m just going to cover the use of internet bots online. I will cover artificial intelligence in terms of autonomous vehicles and physical robots in a future episode since there’s so much to cover & discuss!

Over the last few years, I’m sure that you haven’t missed the increase in conversation about bots on platforms like Instagram, twitter and Facebook.

The detailed coverage has not only provided definitions for what classifies as a bot, but it has also allowed us to see the impacts, pros, and cons of the introduction of bots to society.

Lydia Shompole