Bot Builders' Meet Up: January

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Join us TONIGHT for our monthly Bot Builders Meet Up where we will be exploring AI and monetization. We will discuss what the platforms provide vs what the developer has to do, as well as learn from our experts on the opportunities and challenges in adding NLP/AI and monetization to bots (with examples..)

The panel will be moderated by Beerud Sheth, founder and CEO of Gupshup (https://www.gupshup.io/developer/home), and will include these panelists:

Mitchell Mason - Offering Manager, Watson Conversation

Watson represents a new era in computing called cognitive computing, where systems understand the world in a way more similar to humans: through senses, learning, and experience. bluemix.net (http://bluemix.net/)

With the help of Watson, organizations are harnessing the power of cognitive computing to transform industries, help professionals do their jobs better, and solve important challenges. Watson solutions are being built, used and deployed in more than 45 countries and across 20 different industries.

Mitchell has grown through IBM's acquisition of Cognea, a chatbot platform, which was a major component of Watson Engagement Advisor, and would become the Watson Dialog Service. He would take his learning from Watson Dialog to help create the more cognitive Watson Conversation Service. Throughout his journey he has held roles in sales, services/support, implementations, and now offering management.

Jack Crawford - Founder, CEO Datalog.ai mypolly.ai (https://t.co/D6kzeTVifu)

Datalog.ai has made a technological breakthrough in natural language understanding and processing. MyPolly.ai will provide bot developers an AI core that will allow a bot to have a continuous conversation.

Jack Crawford's experience includes three other startups, leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry, business development for a Fortune 500 consulting firm, and service as an officer in the United States Air Force. He holds a degree in Chemistry from The George Washington University, and a master of science in computer information systems from Claremont Graduate University.

Dan Gailey - CoFounder https://radbots.com

Monetizing bots is a big problem. With RadBots, bots can now serve relevant, context-aware, and intent-aware targeted ads to pay for themselves. RadBots is the first ad platform for bots

Passionate about bots (He even wrote the book on Bot Theory), machine learning, and artificial intelligence, Dan is a huge proponent of ambient intelligence and how it will complement our lives.

Dan holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (autonomous robotics), and Computational Chemistry. Previous work has been with the National Center for Physical Acoustics, Make Magazine, e.Ventures, in addition to launching Baqqer, Asteria, Techendo, Pule, and others.

The moderator will be Beerud Sheth, Founder and CEO of Gupshup (http://www.gupshup.io) – the easiest and fastest way to build advanced bots.

6:00pm Networking, Pizza Eating

6:30pm Panel discussion

7:45pm More networking

Please RSVP (http://www.meetup.com/botbuilder/events/231576126/) so we know how many people to accommodate!

Parking: there is a small parking lot at the corner of Jackson and Sansome that is free after 6PM.

Also, if you can't join this time, join the group here (http://www.meetup.com/botbuilder/) for future updates and group announcements.

Also, feel free to reach out on social media to or email to let me know how to make these meet ups better for the community.

Thanks and happy bot building!

Cecily Robyn Lough

Bot Evangelist
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Bot Builders Meet Up: This meetup brings together thought leaders, connectors, coders, and marketers from around the industry to examine and celebrate the rise of the next paradigm: Messaging Bots.