Chatbots are vying to become one of the cornerstones of the messaging world: using AI tools like natural language and machine learning, developers are hoping to tap into the popularity of chat apps as a medium of communication to explore new ways to help you get information, buy things, plan your life and more by letting you converse with intelligent computers instead of humans.In the latest release, presented today at the Hackathon at TC Disrupt in San Francisco, a chatbot is hoping to drop some literary knowledge on the world and create a fun way of getting answers to your most pressing questions about life.Over time, Shakespeare could also be used for more than just William Shakespeare.“I want to develop this further, definitely,” said Krishna Srinivasan, who co-created the app with Rich Skrenta and Jorge Gonzalez.’” Kaling credits her drive and success to having supporting and encouraging parents — and her ability to hold grudges forever.
This is all on me.”Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? “The first book, when I wrote it, I was a little shy, I felt like I really needed to prove myself to people through that book.” There are many stories that did not make it into the Why Not Me? And this is what I had wanted to write about.”" data-reactid="48"Kaling’s second book is more confident and personal.
Another fun fact: Skrenta was a winner at last year’s Hackathon, with a navigation app called Safe Route.
(Photo: Michael Priest Photography)Mindy Kaling and Tina Fey have a lot in common — they’re both successful actors and writers in comedy, they run their own shows, they’re both role models to many young women and men, and they’ve both written memoirs about growing up as clever outsiders.
Srinivasan had been employee number two at Blekko after Skrenta, but then moved on to Apple, before returning to IBM post the acquisition to work with Skrenta again.
Gonzalez stayed in touch with them, too, and now is the director of engineering at Class Pass.
though: “One time, at a Golden Globes party, a very famous A-list actress got a tear on the side of her gown. And she was freaking out because she was about to present, and she asked me if I could move the dress over, which required me to unzip and then shift the dress over so that you wouldn’t see the dress from the front,” Kaling shared. “I had like, five layers of Spanx on,” Kaling added. “A lot of things happened to me in the five years since my first book [Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? “The first book, when I wrote it, I was a little shy, I felt like I really needed to prove myself to people through that book.” There are many stories that did not make it into the Why Not Me? And this is what I had wanted to write about.”Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, also spoke with Kaling about what it’s like to dream big.