Survey of tools being used by over 40 Developers in Chatbot Facebook group and the Botmakers Slack group between August 19th to August 29th. The results of the survey were far less definitive than author expected. The answers to the various forms of “I want to build Bot Type X, what should I use” are very much TBD at the moment. There’s also a fair amount of bias in the responses collected at this point, since so many of the tools simply didn’t exist when these companies were first started and were making these decisions. Some of those people believed that if they had existed when their company had first started, they may not have chosen to build everything custom.
The odds that artificial intelligence will enslave or eliminate humankind within the next decade or so are thankfully slim. So concludes a major report from Stanford University on the social and economic implications of artificial intelligence.
At the same time, however, the report concludes that AI looks certain to upend huge aspects of everyday life, from employment and education to transportation and entertainment. More than 20 leaders in the fields of AI, computer science, and robotics coauthored the report.