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Bots are coming - conversation and AI as an interface

  • WSGR 650 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA, 94304 United States (map)

A panel discussion about the next big thing - chat bots, conversation, and AI as an interface. 

Enjoy this opportunity to learn, network and discuss the latest technology for all things bots. 
All bots welcome. :)

FREE for AmBAR members! (Ask the code for FREE registration)

Sergei Burkov, Alterra
Mikhail Larionov, FB Messenger
Michael Naumov, Digital Genius

Moderator: John Markoff, New York Times
John Markoff writes about science and technology for the New York Times from San Francisco. He was one of a group of New York Times reporters awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2013.

About our panelists:

- Sergei Burkov,
Sergei Burkov, PhD, is the founder and CEO of, a Deep Learning / NLP startup, building conversational virtual assistants powered by artificial neural networks. The company’s flagship product is a virtual travel agent. The company’s flagship product is a virtual travel agent ( His previous startup was acquired by Google, where he became the first head of its Moscow R&D Center.

- Mikhail Larionov, Facebook
Mikhail is the technical lead on Facebook Messenger platform. 
Before joining Facebook he was product lead for social games at Disney (Playdom), and did a couple of startups.

- Mikhai Naumov, Digital Genius
DigitalGenius is building next-generation communication automation technologies for the enterprise. At the core of the platform are proprietary natural language processing and artificial intelligence modules that enable Fortune-500 companies, governments, and banks to fully replicate human-like conversations at scale. The system is engineered to enable enterprise clients to leverage a portfolio of artificial intelligence and NLP technologies through one manageable platform.

Wine and snacks will be provided.