Dec 07

What Are Bots Good For?

Ready to implement a bot for your organization? Let's cut through the market buzz about AI-powered bots, and define exactly what it can do for you. 

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Nov 28

3 Things I Learned At AI World Forum in Toronto This Week

When you're honored to speak at a conference, it is appropriate to shut up and listen.

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Nov 23

Why Hillary is Wrong About AI Not Being Our Friend, But Right About The Problem

 In a recent article published on The Verge, Hillary Clinton sounded the same trumpet that Elon Musk, Stephen Hawkings and others have sounded when she said, "artificial intelligence is not our friend." 

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Nov 08

Why Outlier Ventures Invested in Botanic Technologies and Seed Vault

Our investors, Outlier Ventures, are unique. In fact Jamie Burke just published an article explaining exactly why they chose to invest in Botanic Technologies, and in Seed Vault, for which I am a Trustee.

Before you read the article, let me share a little bit about why your investor matters so much, and why the traditional VC construct is about to be turned on its head.

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Sep 25

What We Learned From the Intelligent Assistants Conference

Last week, at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, the folks at Opus Research hosted their Fourth Annual Intelligent Assistants Conference. From case studies to expert panels to annual awards, the event sheds light on the ever growing industry.

Here's our take on the highlights, and what you need to know if you weren't able to attend.

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Sep 12

3 Lessons From The ChatBots Conference

Today, I spoke at the first The ChatBots Conference, put on by the folks at Chatbot's Life. As I listened to the presentations throughout the day, there  were a number of useful lessons and interesting use cases. And we saw these awesome robot shoes -- thanks Alison Darcy of Woebotsfor the spunky reminder that we're all standing at a crossroads. 
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Aug 29

Privacy v. Publicity

Your personal data is valuable. We give our data away all day long. Whether it was for searches (Google) or for talking with friends (Facebook), those companies have grown in size and reach because of the amount of user data they have gathered.

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Aug 28

Welcome to the Botanic Blog

Thanks for joining the conversation!

The Botanic Blog is dedicated to providing educational and topical information about the world of conversational interfaces. This includes artificial intelligence, intelligent assistants, chatbots, avatars, and more. We have clients in healthcare, finance, education, software, retail, travel, automotive, and more.

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