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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Microsoft Builds Bots for Productivity

Microsoft looks to bots to make employees more productive.  Recall their now long ago work with the 'Clippy' bot.

Microsoft is continuing its quest to try to make workers more productive via a variety of bots, including SwitchBot and Calendar.help.   By Mary Jo Foley

Information about SwitchBot was made public in the form of a research paper published on April 21 for the 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

SwitchBot is a Skype bot that aims to help workers detach and then reengage at the start and end of their workdays. It's goal: To make workers more productive by getting workers to better use their time on and off the job. .... " 

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