Bots I Have Met

Lightning Talk

Saturday, April 04, 2020: 2:00pm - 3:30pm -

Paul Rowe, Vernon Systems, New Zealand

This talk provides a high level overview of the current state of play in the world of bots. Bots are automated pieces of software that carry out a set of operations with some degree of independence, often with behaviour mimicking a person. They’re becoming increasingly sophisticated and have been adopted for a range of purposes within the museum sector.

Bots to be discussed will include:
Sarah Powell's Copyright Bot to determine the copyright of a work:
The Smithsonian's use of Pepper the Robot:
The Rijksmuseum's collection Twitter bot:
Auckland Art Gallery's chatbox, with integration to their online collection: