USAA, a financial services firm for 11.4 million military members and their families, has plans to employ bots to help automate financial transactions, CIO reported. USAA's efforts in building up this tech underscore the importance of having bots feel more human and less robotic.
Bot hype is high, but bot technology may not be where people want it to be quite yet. An article at Networkworld dove into the deep blue bot sea, and took a look at how folks are viewing bot offerings.
Microsoft has plans to unveil some new prototype bots at the Build conference today, building on CEO Satya Nadella's vision of "conversation as a platform."
There's good news and bad news on the bad bot front. The good news is that bad bot activity is declining. The bad news is that advanced persistent bot activity in increasing.
Advertisers are expected to lose an estimated $7.2 billion globally this year as a result of automated bots, according to a study by the Association of National Advertisers and White Ops, a provider of anti-fraud measures to advertisers.
Other companies joining this project include Dstillery, Facebook, MediaMath, Quantcast, Rubicon Project, The Trade Desk, TubeMogul and Yahoo.
According to a report released by an anonymous writer who claims to have interest in the bitcoin market, someone--either a hacker or an entity inside the company--was able to create dummy accounts, referred to as "Willy" by users familiar with their activity, and siphon coins away from the market while also artificially raising the cryptocurrency's value last November.
Two out of three IT security breaches involve attackes using stolen or misused credentials, while a majoritty of organizations have networks infected by malware and bots.
The top news stories for May 19, 2014.
Mobile bad bot traffic is up a staggering 1,000 percent this year, and one new study expects mobile to be the focus of even greater bad bot behavior in 2014.