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  1. Tom Coates on conversational devices

    The O’Reilly Bots Podcast: Conversational interfaces for the Internet of Things.

    In this episode of the O’Reilly Bots Podcast, I speak with Tom Coates, co-founder of Thington, a service layer for the Internet of Things. Thington provides a conversational, messaging-like interface for controlling devices like lights and thermostats, but it’s also conversational at a deeper level: its very architecture treats the interactions between different devices like a conversation, allowing devices to make announcements to any other device that cares to listen.Coates explains how Thington operates in a way analogous to social media; in fact, he calls it “a Twitter for devices.” Just as people engage with each other in a commons, devices chat with each other in Thington’s messaging commons. He also discusses the value of human-readable output and the challenges involved in writing human-understandable scripts.

    Other links:

    Coates’ blog post “The Shape of Things,” an overview of how connected devices will communicate with humans

    Google Translate’s interlingua

    The O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference, June 27-29, 2017, in New York

    https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/tom-coates-on-conversational-devices

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  2. TummelVision 47: Tom Coates on Yahoo!, social software, and being a proto-tummler

    Tom Coates has been blogging and working on social software since well before either of them got that name. He cares very much about making the web a suitable place for people to live in, and has been doing so with Barbelith, UpMyStreet, BBC Radio, The Open Rights Group, Yahoo Brickhouse and FireEagle. He even started a blog about Tummeling called Everything in Moderation 8 years ago.

    From http://tummelvision.tv/2011/01/06/tummelvision-47-tom-coates/

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  3. RWW Live: The Local & Mobile Web

    One of the big trends on the web is more and more location aware / sensitive web applications. Increasingly powerful mobile devices are enabling this. In this episode of RWW Live, we talk about how the Web is evolving to include more location aware applications and what barriers are still in the way - both social & technical barriers.

    Joining me from ReadWriteWeb are Marshall Kirkpatrik & Bernard Lunn. Our guests are:

    • Dennis Crowley from the previously mentioned Four Square (iTunes link). Check out ReadWriteWeb’s review of Four Square. Before that, Dennis was co-founder of Dodgeball, which was acquired by Google.
    • Tom Coates, from Yahoo! (creator of Fire Eagle). See ReadWriteWeb’s coverage of Fire Eagle’s go-live.
    • Mark Josephson CEO at Outside.in. See ReadWriteWeb’s coverage of Outside.in.

    http://readwritetalk.com/2009/03/30/rww-live-the-local-mobile-web/

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