Can chatbots bring humans closer together or will they simply push us farther apart?

They may seem futuristic, but chatbots are fast entering our everyday lives: from simple, button-powered forms in messaging apps to voice activated personal assistants in smartphones – and self-learning chatbots with artificial intelligence are about to shake up everything.

In this week’s Somehow Inevitable we talk with Ben Tossell – co-founder of Botlist and Community Lead at Product Hunt – to hear about the current state of chatbots and find out why he built an online marketplace that houses them. Then we jump on the phone with Eugene Bann – founder and Chief Technology Officer at X2AI – in San Francisco to hear how his company is creating artificial intelligence to tackle mental health issues all over the world.

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