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Digital Finance World 2018

Start date: February 28, 2018

End date: March 1, 2018

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Digital Finance World 2018

Join us in Frankfurt, Germany to get guidance on critical decisions for the digital transformation of your enterprise With experts from around the globe, we’ll meet up in the only city with 2 Central Banks to talk about the future of finance. Get practical and visionary information.

Mark Stephen Meadows is speaking on The Disrupting Convergence of Blockchain and AI in the Global Economy. In his session, he will share what life might look like in 10 years. Now is the time to understand these new technologies, how to both use and protect ourselves from unethical use of them, and how they impact the global economy. These technologies include blockchain, artificial intelligence, and new modes of conversational interaction.

In his session, you’ll learn:

  • Why blockchain can – and should – be trusted with sensitive data across multiple entities
  • How blockchain will impact the global economy
  • How AI will change interaction with computers in ways we’ve previously only imagined
  • What the impact of conversational interfaces will be as they provide information, collect user data, support behavior modification, and provide


VRX Conference & Expo 2017

Date: December 7, 2017

Location: Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA

VRX Conference & Expo 2017

Join us at the world’s leading senior level VR industry event, where the real business of immersive tech gets done.

With hand-pick speakers based on feedback and recommendations from a tight network of senior executives across the immersive tech industry, this event promises to be packed with information, ideas, practical applications and mind-blowing thought leadership.

In addition to hearing Botanic’s CEO, Mark Steven Meadows, talking about multi-modal trusted personality interfaces to AI and VR, you will hear from innovation leaders from companies including Paramount Pictures, BMW, Walmart and more.


AI World Forum Toronto

Start date: November 27, 2017

End date: November 28, 2017

Location: The Carlu, Toronto, Canada

AI World Forum Toronto

The AI World Forum is a prestigous 2-day Conference being held in Toronto, Canada this year.

Join Mark Stephen Meadows, founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies, onstage as he talks about The Disrupting Convergence of Blockchain and AI in the Global Economy.

The AI World Forum is an annual event that brings together top global thought leaders in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to advance the dialogue on the AI Revolution. North America is a leader in finance, technology and law – the key elements necessary to built an inclusive AI global ecosystem that supports responsible innovation.

The AI World Forum explores leadership trends in Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Infrastructure, Health Care, Cyber-Security, Self-Driving Cars, Chatbots, Law & Ethics, Banking, Defence, Food Security and Diversity in AI and its impacts on the global economy.

AI Europe 2017

Start date: November 20, 2017

End date: November 21, 2017

Location: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, London

AI Europe 2017

Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic for the last few years and the enthusiasm is far from fading. Companies across all industries who are trying to sort the reality from the hype will want to attend this event to learn how they can benefit from the realities of our unprecedented progress in AI technologies.

Sexism in AI

Date: November 16, 2017

Time: 7:00p Pacific

Location: The Battery


Sexism in AI?In 2016, Boston University and Microsoft ran a text analysis of Google News and came up with some interesting responses. Researches asked AI software to replace the “X” in the following sentence, “man is to computer programmer as woman is to X”, the AI software responded with “homemaker.” These results are illuminating and not uncommon.

Machine-learning software trained on datasets shows bias, prejudice and sometimes outright misogyny. Are we training sexism into AI? How do we solve the problem once we have sexist AI? What causes AI to become sexist?

Join us as we tackle these questions and many more about sexism in AI and Silicon Valley in general.


Falon Fatemi – Founder and CEO of Node

Paul Smith – COO of Botanic Technologies


Sean Captain – Tech Writer at Fast Company

Juniper the Botanic Chatbot