Lexicon

Bot

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EN Bot, is short for Ro-Bot and is used in this form to talk about non-physical robots. The first ones to appear were the chatbots, which are robots you could interact with via a chat. You would say "hello" and it would say "hello" back and depending on its origin it will ask you how it could be of service. But the developers didn't stop there and soon we were all just chatting away with bots online, without even noticing it but still always through a user interface (see UI) and not Automagically (see Automagically). But when Alexa (see virtual assistant) came to the stage our interface vanished and we would give voice commands in natural language. The bot understands us and makes whatever we ask for happen, automagically... So bots are like butlers. They take orders, both written and verbal and you can call them Albert or Geoffrey if that suits you better.


NL Bot is een afkorting voor Ro-Bot en wordt gebruikt voor niet-fysieke robots. De allereerste bots waren chatbots. Als je “hallo” typte, zei de bot “hallo” terug en afhankelijk van waarvoor hij gebouwd werd, zal hij vragen hoe hij je van dienst kan zijn. De programmeurs zijn de bots verder blijven ontwikkelen en al snel kon iedereen over koetjes en kalfjes babbelen met online bots zonder iets door te hebben. Deze bots werkten nog altijd wel met een zogenaamde user interface (zie UI) en niet automagically. Toen de virtuele assistent op het toneel verscheen (zoals Alexa), is onze interface wel mooi verdwenen. Nu kunnen we zelfs gesproken commando’s geven in niet-getypte natuurlijke taal, net alsof je tegen je BFF vertelt hoe je weekend was. De bot begrijpt ons en regelt whatever wij vragen, automagically… Bots zijn dus eigenlijk digitale butlers. Je geeft ze taken, schriftelijk of verbaal, en je mag ze gerust Albert of Jenkins noemen.

What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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