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Bots: Battle for the Internet - A Deep Dive with Blair Banker

Title of Chat: Bots: Battle for the Internet - A Deep Dive.
Chat Presenter:  Blair Banker
Date of Chat:  7 Dec 2021
Link to Recording:  View a recording of this chat via the NCF #CyberChats Playlist on YouTube.

Dive deep into the world of internet bots to explore in detail what they are and how they work! In this NCF #CyberChats session - presenter Blair Banker shares how bots are used and how they are instrumental in spreading misinformation on the web. By participating in this session, students become more mindful of bots and hopefully also grow their interest in IT-related careers!

This session was part of the Computer Science Education Week series of virtual presentations.

View an Archive of prior NCF #CyberChats.

This session was originally presented via You can view a recording via Nepris if you have an account.

Key Questions:

* How are Bots used to spread misinformation?
* What role do Bots and machine learning have together?
* What careers involve working with or monitoring bots?

Expected Outcomes:

Students will explore how bots can be used for many purposes on the web - both good and bad. They'll also learn a bit more about related IT careers.

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