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Upcoming Events


Digital Finance World
28 Feb – 1 Mar 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Join us to get information 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 two Central Banks to talk about the future of finance. Get practical and visionary information.

Mark Stephen Meadows will be presenting a keynote on Why Bots Need License Plates, and a Blockchain session on The Disrupting Convergence of AI & Blockchain in The Global Economy.

Berlin Lean Prototyping

Lean Prototyping MeetUp
1 Mar 2018
Berlin, Germany

Join this vibrant, compelling, completely out-of-the-box conversation and get a glimpse into what you need to be thinking about both short and long term for integrating AI and blockchain in lean prototyping today.

Mark Stephen Meadows has been working in AI for nearly 20 years, and blockchain since 2011. As the author of four books that examine technology and their social consequences, Mark is a visionary technologist, inventor and designer who brings his unique ideas and talents to the conversation of moving beyond the general prototyping process to include how we approach AI and how we integrate blockchain allowing rapid prototyping of bots today.

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LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous
8 Aug 2018
Berkely, CA

The LASERs are an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.

Mark Stephen Meadows has been working in AI for nearly 20 years, and blockchain since 2011. As the author of four books that examine technology and their social consequences, Mark is a visionary technologist, inventor and designer who brings his unique ideas and talents to the conversation.

Previous Events

Conversational Interaction Conference

Conversational Interface Conference
5-6 Feb 2018
San Jose, CA

Join this event to learn what you need to know about Conversational Interfaces. As connections with customers and application users cover more features, options, and deliver more information, the classical visual user interface has become increasingly difficult to use. But technology exists today that makes it easy!

Hear Mark Stephen Meadows talk about the critical nature of Multi-Modality and Trust in Conversational Interfaces.


Creating AI conversations Panel Series: Personality and Voice in AI
24 Jan 2018
San Francisco, CA

Join us at Stanford Media X for a thought-provoking and educational panel discussion on the importance of building personality and voice into AI. Botanic’s Lead Character Designer, Leif Martinson, will share real examples, challenges and tips and tricks when faced with crafting conversational AI/bots.

The challenges of the bot designer are located at the overlap of interaction design, user interface design, content design, engineering, and even marketing. The next generation of bots will have to bridge these disparate fields to increase adoption and provide an intuitive, helpful user experience.

If you can’t make it to this event but would like to learn more, contact us!

AI World Forum 2017

AI World Forum
27- 28 Nov 2017
Toronto, Canada

The Disrupting Convergence of Blockchain and AI in the Global Economy presented by Mark Stephen Meadows, founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies.

The AI World Forum is a prestigious 2-day conference exploring 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
20-21 Nov 2017
London, England

Ethics and Trust in Chatbots, Virtual Assistants and Avatars presented by Mark Stephen Meadows, Founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies.

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.


Lipstick & Politics
16 Nov 2017
San Francisco, CA

Is AI Sexist? 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?

Falon Fatemi – Founder and CEO of Node
Paul Smith – COO of Botanic Technologies
Sean Captain – Tech Writer at Fast Company (moderator)

UX Next 2017

UX Next 2017
30-31 Oct 2017
Palo Alto, CA

What are the future interactions that will catch the consumer engagement? Mark Stephen Meadows, founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies, participated on this lively panel discussion. The event included with 50+ other pioneering speakers, 400+ tech disruptors and 50+ exhibitors sharing how to embrace the digital roadmap and multi-platform UX.

Healthcare Unblocked 2017

Healthcare Unblocked 2017
13 Oct 2017
London, England

What does blockchain have to do with healthcare?

More than you know.

Healthcare: Unblocked aims to shed light on just some of the innovation potential.  As Europe’s first public event fully dedicated to explaining, understanding and pursuing the innovative potential of Blockchain in Healthcare, you’ll want to check it out.

Mark Stephen Meadows presented The Disrupting Convergence of Blockchain, AI and Healthcare & Practical Applications of NLP, AI, and Avatars in HealthCare.


28 Sept 2017
Online Conference

Why Bots Need License Plates: Authentication via OAuth and OpenID, presented by Mark Stephen Meadows – the conferences most voted speaker!

botscamp focuses an overview and knowledge exchange about bots – emphasizing the business side . Without the hassle of travellng to the Swiss mountains or somewhere else. A true online conference reflecting the nature of bots in the digital universe.

IA Conf 2017

Intelligent Assistants 2017
21-22 Sept 2017
San Francisco, CA

Why Bots Need License Plates, presented by Mark Stephen Meadows, Founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies.

Intelligent Assistants (IAs) are redefining digital commerce and customer care as enterprises introduce intelligent assistants to provide an engaging customer experience using natural language understanding, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Nerd Night

20 Sept 2017
San Francisco, CA

Mark Stephen Meadows, founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies, AI expert and author of 4 books, will be nerding out with mind-blowing nerdy stuff.

Wired magazine science writer Matt Simon will guide us through the many clever animal adaptations that evolution has produced over the millennia, from the horrifying to the downright hilarious: think flatworms fencing with their penises, ants being mind-controlled by a fungus, pearlfish swimming up sea cucumber butts, and axolotls mating!

Chatbot Conf

The Chatbot Conference
12 Sept 2017
San Francisco, CA

Why Bots Need License Plates, presented by Mark Stephen Meadows, Founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies.

Gain insight into the Chatbot space and see what is working best. We want to get a top down view of the Chatbot ecosystem, see what use cases and types of interactions that are winning and be able to answer this simple question: What types of Bots should Bot Makers be Building?

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Stanford Media X
16-17 Aug 2017
San Francisco, CA

The innovative Executive MBA program at Stanford MediaX hosts people from across the globe for a week on the Stanford campus. In August, executives from Hong Kong and Brazil will be traveling in for classroom learning.

Mark Steven Meadows, Founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies, has been invited to participate in a workshop teaching the process of designing interfaces to artificial intelligence in the form of chatbots, virtual assistants and avatars.

Meadows will be demonstrating an interactive job coach built on the Skype platform that uses sentiment analysis to provide valuable feedback to interviewees as they practice and improve their skills.

Upcoming Webinars

OnDemand Webinars

Multi-Modality & Trust Webinar

Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Trust: Building Trust in Bots
OnDemand Recording

Conversational interfaces and AI now understand and influence people.

Whether chatbot, voice assistant or avatar, the right combination of social cues, symbols, and signs instills trust in the participants of the exchange. And the right mode for the right activity, timing and user is crucial to productive interactions. Watch this educational webinar to learn more. Watch now

2018 Jan Healthcare Webinar OnDemand

The Disrupting Convergence of AI & Blockchain in Healthcare
On Demand Recording

Healthcare is ripe for change. New technologies are now easily accessible that enable better benefits choices, decrease costs, increase trust, and drive better outcomes faster. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, and new modes of consumer interaction lead to lower costs, higher quality and easier access for all.

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Personality in AI

Creating AI Conversations Panel Series: Personality and Voice in AI
On Demand Recording

Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) personalities are playing an increasing role in our everyday lives. In addition to our personal assistants, industries such as education, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, and law are using AI to varying degrees. As conversational AI becomes integrated in our society, we need to give serious thought to mindfully creating these personalities and conversations. These are personalities that are not only going to be keeping us company and helping to make our daily lives easier, but coaching us into changing our behavior, helping us navigate the world, and teaching our children.

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Why Bots Need License Plates: Authentication via OAuth and OpenID
On Demand Recording

Last year, for the first time in history, there were more bots on the Internet than people.  On Facebook there are now thousands of bots appearing daily.  These bots can scam, spam, phish, and spoof and do it far faster than a human.  If we are trusting bots with healthcare and finances, personal information and relationships with customers, they need to be authenticated just as you and I are authenticated on Facebook.  That way we can trust them, they have a reputation, and we know who is responsible for them.

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SimpleBot Datasheet

If you haven’t started implementing a chatbot for your enterprise, you’re already behind the curve. Don’t lose any more time! Get started quickly with a simple chatbot and grow from there. You’ll see near immediate ROI and learn other areas where you can increase customer engagement, cut costs and improve brand awareness.

Juniper the Botanic Chatbot