Thursday, March 24, 2016

Evernote founder Phil Libin creating incubator for bots - Business Insider

You could have also seen the bot potential if you looked at, e.g., Internet Relay Chat bots or General Magic...

"But Libin thinks that chat apps like Facebook M, its virtual assistant, are just the beginning.

"It really feels like apps felt to me in '08. Back when we started Evernote, all the apps were like fart apps and flashlights and kind of stupid crap like that, but you could see the potential if you squinted," Libin said. "I think it's like that right now. It's super early days, but the world is going to get rewritten based on bots and conversational UIs soon."

Libin also told us he's already invested in one bot maker — he wouldn't spill the name as they're still "under the radar," and he's building a lab within General Catalyst, the venture capital firm where he's now a partner, to explore the idea."
Evernote founder Phil Libin creating incubator for bots - Business Insider
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