Chatting has become so common habit of human to communicate. There are many mobile applications such as Facebook Messenger, WeChat, LINE, Slack, Skype or Viber which cover billions of people all over the world. That platform plays a crucial role in the development of chatbot. By the end of 2016, there are about 33.000 chatbot created in Facebook Messenger alone. Those bots will have a strong impact on how people work and interact with each other in the near future.
However, developing bots is not easy at all. Many bots bring frustration more than satisfaction. The great core technology might not be enough to bring a technologically-cool solution into marketable product. Therefore, innovation has not been fully exploded.
The event “Era of Bot: Applications in Southeast Asia” organised by Cinnamon AI Labs and Geeky Weekend will bring together 4 guest speakers of 4 artificial intelligence companies in Asia. They will share their insights about how to develop a bot product; which approaches company should use to create marketable products; how bots are changing the technology landscape in Asia.
- 13:30 – 14:00 Check-in
- 14:00 – 15:30 Speeches by 4 guest speakers
- 15:30 – 16:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
The event is freely open to everyone at Geeky Weekend, 6th floor, 162 Pasteur street, Hochiminh
Guest Speaker Profile for Bot event
KeyReply provides AI chatbot for enterprises and governments. KeyReply's enterprise chatbot platform helps drive chat automation with clients like Government of Singapore, Ninjavan, Tech in Asia, SGAG and other enterprises. The company is backed by top accelerators in the USA – AngelPad, Plug and Play Travel & Hospitality and Blue Startups.
Spencer Yang is the CEO of KeyReply and have talked to over 250 chatbots so far. Before starting the company with his co-founders, Spencer headed the Optimizations team at Twitter APAC and graduated with a double degree from Singapore Management University. In his free time, he enjoys games of volleyball, ultimate frisbee and poker.
Aitomon is Southeast Asia’s first AI and Chatbot Venture Builder. Aitomon’s mission is to create an ecosystem of companies, products and services that prepares customers for the coming “Singularity era”. Their current products include Ask Sora, a Facebook messenger chatbot that helps users make easier decisions by posting 2 pictures and getting crowdsource votes on them within 5 minutes; LeadJenn, a software crawler bot that helps SMEs generate 300% more leads; sgchatbots.com, an easy-entry FAQ chatbot building service. Aitomon also runs Singapore’s pioneering Bots group with monthly meetsup and partnership with organisations like Microsoft.
Leon is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Aitomon, an AI and Chatbot Venture Builder. Their latest products is Ask Sora, a Facebook messenger bot named Sora that helps users make easier decisions. Users send 2 pictures and get crowdsourced comparison votes on them within 5 minutes.
He is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Puffin Builder, an Internet Venture Builder; and Co-Founder and Investor in KakiBuilder, a Technology Reseller and Technology Events Company. Leon has been interviewed for his views on Bots and Entrepreneurship on various media including Inc. Magazine, MediaCorp, Singapore Press Holdings, The Straits Times News, Suria Channel, Channel News Asia & 938Live Radio. He holds a BBA from National University of Singapore.
Cinnamon AI Labs Company
Cinnamon AI Labs is the consultancy and artificial intelligence solution development company. They have the operation in Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and Japan. The company aims at building a leading technology firm in Asia to help businesses transform and create long-term competitive advantages by using AI technology. Some of their projects includes a scheduling virtual assistant; resume auto-formatting & analyzing and product authentication tool by image processing; HR recommendation system; etc. In order to achieve the vision, Cinnamon AI Labs is creating a top-tier working environment with the participation of talents led by Hajime Hotta. He succeeded with 2 startups in Japan which are sold to Yahoo & Mixi Japan. Currently Hajime is PhD in artificial intelligence, serial entrepreneur and angel investors in dozen of startups in SEA.
Erik is general manager of Cinnamon AI Labs in Vietnam. His responsibility covers project management, company organisation and Intelligence training program. He has the great ambition to bring Vietnamese solutions to the world, offered by world-class young talents. The Intelligence training program founded by Erik has brought huge opportunity for junior researchers and developers to learn about how to create innovative AI techonology and bring it into marketable products
YuHsuan is co-founder and CEO of botimize, a Taiwan and Singapore-based conversational analytics ML startup. Botimize.io is part of the first cohort of Zeroth.AI, an AI/ML focused accelerator. They are also initiator and cohost of bot meetups in Taipei, Singapore, Bangalore, and Bot Hackathon in HongKong.
YuHsuan is a Physics major turned marketer and product person. Her passion lies in helping people make better products, as well as making “educated guess” with meaningful data.