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Pandemic and Bots: Shift of Support by Humans to Chatbots

By Dick Weisinger

The pandemic has accelerated the use of chatbots. Prior to COVID-19, it was expected that the chatbot market would grow from $2.6 billion to $9.4 billion by 2024, according to It is likely now to be even much larger.

Bad Bots: One Quarter of Web Traffic has Malicious Intent

By Dick Weisinger

Less than two-thirds of all traffic on the network is initiated by humans. The rest of web traffic is attributed to automated algorithms, or bots, some of which are legitimate, but a lot of which is not. Almost a quarter

Bot Consumers: Selling on Data Rather than Emotion

By Dick Weisinger

AI and Robotic Processing are making it ever more possible for humans to delegate their chores to personal bots. Over the next years, personal assistants/bots and Internet of Things devices. Gartner estimates that this year about 5 percent of digital

Aggregated AI: Combining AI Engines into SuperBots

By Dick Weisinger

There have been whirlwind advances by Artificial Intelligence over the past few years. AI that can beat humans at Chess, Go or Jeopardy. AI that can drive cars and drones. AI that is better than radiologists at reading X-Rays and

Bad Bots: Malicious Algorithms that Impersonate Humans

By Dick Weisinger

Bad bots made up one-fifth of all web traffic according to Distil Network’s Bad Bot Report 2019. Bad bots are software that are programmed to visit web sites for the purposes of hijacking, web scraping, brute-force attacks, fraud, theft, spam,