What Does SXSW Mean for Cities Now?

Ron Ivey was so frustrated by a headline that announced an “AI chatbot” to combat loneliness had raised a seed round from prominent venture capitalists that he shot out that most vicious of digital swords: a nasty subtweet.

Ivey, who researches belonging, thought it sounded like another lazy attempt by Silicon Valley insiders to replace community with technology.

Former Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg didn’t like the headline either, which was funny because it was about her new startup Meeno.