In a recent article, Entrepreneur Magazine listed some of the most interesting and notable entrepreneurs to keep an eye on in 2018, highlighting CEOs and founders who are making waves. You'll find some of these top millennials, growth hackers, and flat out rockstars that are making strides in 2018.
We are honored to see our Founder and CEO, Mark Stephen Meadows on the list!
Meadows began his AI career in 2000 at Xerox-PARC where he focused on AI and interactive narrative. Founding Botanic in 2011 he approached AI from the user perspective. Today Botanic provides the tools to deploy multi-modal, trusted bots to Fortune-100s, government agencies, and startups around the globe. These AI characters converse via text chat, video chat, and even VR/AR in which the system is able to speak, see, and measure user emotion.
"We all know that industries as broad as healthcare, finance, education and other industries will be impacted by AI. What we don't know is how. Once upon a time, the computer and calculator were desk jobs: now they are automated tools. What will happen to clinicians, CPAs, teachers and other knowledge workers? All we can see is that conversational AI needs to be humane, and democratic. We're now exploring uses of Blockchain so that AI does not eliminate jobs, but creates them."
Read the full article here.