GUEST: Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the classic Blade Runner, will be in theaters soon. I canâ€™t wait, because the original was not only a technological tour de forceÂ when it was released in 1982, it also offered a critical perspective on the future of robots, artificial intelligence, and our possibly dystopian future. Blade Runner explored […]
From GeekWire: Tech Moves: Conversica AI adds to leadership team; Madrona associate departs for AWS; etc.
Conversica â€”Â a startup developing artificial-intelligence-fueled sales software â€”Â mayÂ be headquartered in California, but it has distinct ties to the Seattle area. The company traces its roots back to Bellingham, Wash., and recently opened a new office in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. On Thursday, the company announced that it had achieved 50 percent year-over-year revenue growth and unveiled a trio of additions to its leadership board. One addition is former Microsoft researcherÂ Sid Reddy, who will serve as the company’s chief scientist and be based at Conversica’s Seattle office. Other additions include tech veteran and startup investor and advisorÂ Victor Belfor, who joins the… Read More