Back in 1980, working with the artificial intelligence guys, we had this idea we were going to make smart machines. But it needed to read good books, don’t you think?
Tonight I am very happy to say that Open Library is healthy, with more than 9 million visitors every month, serving and reaching the metadata of more than 25 million editions, 6 million authors, and we even serve 7 million covers through an API.
I’m going to talk about a bot-like creation that was occasioned by NaNoGenMo last year, World Clock. It has a rather curious story to what’s happened after I developed it.