How to Think About Bots

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This post originally appeared on Motherboard. It’s the first output of a weeklong workshop at Data & Society that was led by “Provocateur-in-Residence” Sam Woolley and brought together a group of experts to get a better grip on the questions that bots raise. More posts from workshop participants talking bots are linked at the bottom of this piece.

We live in a world of bots. Generally speaking, these sets of algorithms are responsible for so much on the backend of the Internet, from making Google searches possible to filling up your spam folder.

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