On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Mark Zuckerberg testified to congress on the misuse and abuse of the facebook platform through third-party apps, which ultimately allowed tens of millions of users' data to fall into the hands of data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. In his testimony Zuckerberg announced broad changes coming to the facebook platform, which will affect all products used by facebook developers, including chatbots. Link to transcript: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/09/transcript-mark-zuckerberg-testimony-to-congress-on-cambridge-analytica-509978
Join us this month for an exploration and discussion of the implications of these changes on the wider chatbot ecosystem. We'll touch on the potential effects from a technical, ethical, and pragmatic perspective, as well as take a clear-eyed, white-hat view of still existing potential for abuse, and what developers can do to create shared understanding of data use to improve transparency and increase trust with their users.
6:00pm - Doors open, come mingle and get to know other members
6:45pm - Program starts
7:30pm - Networking