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From this article: "We generally view the machine/human divide as a one-way street of advancing technology. Machines, we are repeatedly told, are becoming more human-like—but humans are also becoming more botifed."

https://qz.com/944470/bots-are-sounding-more-like-humans-but-humans-are-sounding-more-like-bots/

Even though it is not a word, I would have expected 'botified', but 'botifed' feels totally unusual.

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    It looks like a typo to me, probably not caught because botified isn't a standard word, either (and so not in any spell checker). – 1006a Apr 6 '17 at 18:07
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    He uses the word "botifed" twice in the article, so not sure if that's a typo. – Relango Apr 6 '17 at 18:09
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    Google Books claims only 62 instances of robotified, against 308 of my preferred roboticised. (Both swamped by 2280 instances of AmE roboticized, obviously! :) – FumbleFingers Apr 6 '17 at 18:18
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    Maybe he means people are being fed by robots. – Hot Licks Apr 6 '17 at 19:04
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    Actually, is bot a robot, or is it a mini program with a single function? Humans may become more mechanical or robotic without becoming more botic. – Yosef Baskin Apr 6 '17 at 19:06
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I would use "robotic" rather than "botified", as it is a proper English adjective.

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    Hello, George. This is a 'comment' rather than an 'answer' on ELU. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 6 '17 at 18:55
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    "Cybernetic" might be a better word choice, but it is unclear to me if this word as used in pop-culture conforms to the strict definition(s) of "cybernetic." Certainly a cyborg is accepted as a machine-augmentation to a biological organism. – Yorik Apr 6 '17 at 20:19
  • The phrasing suggests that this is speaking to traits and behavior, rather than the presence or absence of components. The term "cybernetic" doesn't really convey much other than "machine-augmented biological", but "robotic" definitely could describe behavior. – George Erhard Apr 7 '17 at 16:47
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As others have said in the comments, the two instances of "botifed" that you observed are certainly a typo for "botified." The spelling "botified" is in fact also used twice in the article.

The suffix "-ify" /ɪfaɪ/ (which turns into "-ified" /ɪfaɪd/ when you add "-ed") is a somewhat productive, if informal, way of turning monosyllabic nouns into verbs with a meaning something like "to make into [the noun]". "Humans are also becoming more botified" means something like "Humans are becoming more like robots".

Some suffixes, such as -er, cause a single consonant letter to double after a stressed "short" vowel, but there isn't an established consonant-doubling rule for words suffixed with -ify. The spelling botify is reasonably regular; other comparable examples are the brand name Spotify (as Janus Bahs Jacquet mentioned in a comment), gasify (which seems to be a much more common spelling of this word than "gassify"), manify (which actually has an OED entry!), and slugify (which seems to be used as programming jargon).

Spontaneously created -ify words are sometimes written with a hyphen before the suffix and quotation marks around the word.

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