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Mind your robots

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I got an that seemed to be coming from someone’s (human) personal assistant.

The message was “dumb” in such ways that it would have never occurred to me that it wasn’t composed by a human.

I sent a reply to try to help that human to be less “dumb” in the future.

Turns out it wasn’t a human.

It was a bot. A bot created by a “dumb” human.

And subscribed to by a real human.

He didn’t know that when I replied to the original email I would get a reply from the bot asking me to subscribe to their service.

Should I count him as dangerously careless that he didn’t test before he was using for business email?

Or was the original assessment was already sufficiently negative?

Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.

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