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Slack and the Decline of Bots

Remember when bots were the new apps? Now it’s the opposite.

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“B“Bots are the new apps,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at the company’s annual developer conference in 2016. His company had just updated Cortana, its virtual assistant, and built a system for developers to build bots of their own.




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