Storify- Bots,Al and E-Literature

For our topic, We decided to go with the idea of bots for our group work, the reason why we chose bots was because we all had a very similar interest in the topic and we also had personal experiences relating to bots, making this project more interesting. Out of all the other varies topics, this was the one that stood out to us the most.
First of all, we began by creating a group in the app “Slack”, we found slack extremely useful as it let us send attachments, messages and pictures all under a thread. We then used slack to organise times to meet up to discuss our project, which was very easy to navigate. The first time that we met up, we went through a variety of topics, however we always came back to the topic of bots.
My job was to look into how bots and education can link together, especially online. My approach to this was mainly to Google how education and bots can contribute to our society. I found a few useful article, but this article stood out to me the most as it had the most useful information (Hubert, 2017). This article stated that the first useful way in which bots and education can be linked is through “automatic essay scoring” online, this is quite useful as teachers or even lectures have a lot of work to correct in a certain amount of time, this can be quite demanding and quite tiring. The idea that bots can correct essays is extremely beneficial, it saves time, work and energy.
The next time that me and my group met up, We set up a storify account that we all shared, we thought this was much more beneficial as we could all log in at home and edit it without any hassle. we finally put our ideas, tweets and article links into our storify. My job was to look at four different tweet bots on twitter. The accounts that I looked into were tinycrossword, thewaybot ,everword and poem_exe. These were all very different bots but they were all very fascinating in their own way. I searched what each tweet bot was about and then tweeted them on my twitter. I also looked up “bots” in the search bar in twitter and I came across some very interesting tweets and especially articles, which I then retweeted. I also came across some Google articles and posted them onto my twitter account also. When I was finished doing all this, I then sent all of the tweets relating to bots into the app “slack” along with my group, it was the easier way to see what we had to put together and how many tweets there were, after we sorted through our tweets, articles and
even gifs we then proceeded to share them into our storify, in which we did so in a clear and direct order.
For our storify, I included around seven or eight pieces, I included a decent Youtube video (Tech Policy Lab, University of Washington, 2016) which actually described what bots are and what they do, i found this is extremely useful as I know some people have heard the words bots before but without a clear understanding. Lastly I linked one more useful article into our storify (Beltran, 2016) which talked about how artist are using online bots, this was one of my favourite articles to read as different to the others, I felt like this contributed nicely with our project as it showed how bots have a variety of functions, especially when it comes to e-literature.
Bibliography
Beltran, C. (2016, December 30). How Artists Can Leverage Bots In 2017. Retrieved
November 29, 2017, from https://chatbotsmagazine.com/how-artists-can-utilize
bots-in-2017-192554ac3df3
Hubert. (2017, May 30). 6 Ways Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots Are Changing Education.
Retrieved November 28, 2017, from https://chatbotsmagazine.com/six-ways-a-i
and-chatbots-are-changing-education-c22e2d319bbf
Tech Policy Lab, University of Washington. (2016). What is a Bot? Retrieved from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQLo399K3PE