Bots: The Origin of New Species

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Hardwired, Jan 1, 1997 - Computers - 218 pages
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Bots is the story of cyberspace's first indigenous species. These bots - mere strings of code - are now poised to change our lives. They are as close to us as the nearest computer. They live autonomously on the Net as stand-ins for our drives and desires. They collect things for us. They correct things for us. They do what we want them to do. They do what we don't want them to do. Andrew Leonard recounts the saga of these software robots in all its quirkiness: from the trials and tribulations of artificial intelligence to the hilarious lifestyles of the first bots and the havoc they set in motion.

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Bots: the origin of new species

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They can be chatterbots, spellbots, mailbots, or gamebots, but most of all they're just plain bots, or software robots (like Spellcheck) that serve as benign tools to increase productivity. But there ... Read full review

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Very nice! The story of internet software Bots as they conform to Darwin's evolutionary theorums. Although written in 2000 it is still a fantastic read for a anthro-techno-geek. My only sadness comes ... Read full review

Contents

Daemons and Darwin 15
The UrBot 22
On the Brink 153
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Leonard is the Technology Correspondent

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