Lauren Kunze, Co-Founder and CEO of Pandorabots, Joins SEED as Advisor

Aug 13, 2018

SEED Vault Ltd is pleased to announce that Lauren Kunze, CEO of Pandorabots, will join the SEED advisory board to contribute her expertise in helping SEED launch a viable bot economy. As CEO of Pandorabots, Lauren brings deep experience leading the largest gathering of bot developers in the world, with over 250,000 registered developers building 300,000 chatbots running on popular voice and messaging platforms. Pandorabots’ Mitsuku chatbot has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “the future of advertising.”

Lauren Kunze said “I’m thrilled to be supporting SEED in their efforts to tackle critically important issues for the industry, including helping independent developers and conversational user interface designers monetize their chatbots.

“I’m thrilled to be supporting SEED in their efforts to tackle critically important issues for the industry, including helping independent developers and conversational user interface designers monetize their chatbots.”

“Building a general conversational chatbot is very, very hard, which is why Amazon, Google, and Apple have thousand-person teams funded by hundreds of millions of dollars working on Assistants (that still can’t carry on a decent conversation), and why brands and developers are forced to constrain deployments to finite, narrow domains.

“But what if hundreds of thousands of designers and developers came together in an organized fashion to tackle discrete domains, create, share, and reuse content in the form of modular chatbots? That model exists and it is called Wikipedia. This vision has long been promulgated as a possible solution for the unsolved problem that is Natural Language Understanding, and I have high hopes for SEED and a blockchain-based marketplace to provide the necessary infrastructure and economy to make the vision a reality.”

Lauren will be advising SEED based on what she’s learned as CEO of Pandorabots, including her team’s experience building the largest chatbot development platform and developer community in the world, and helping drive the sanction, traction, and adoption of the AIML open standard. In addition, Lauren will help SEED address the technical challenges of building a marketplace for modular, reusable bots, as well as the ethical issues of end user bot interaction, compensation for data sharing, and privacy protection.

About Lauren Kunze

Lauren Kunze is the CEO of Pandorabots, the world’s leading chatbot platform that powers conversational AI software for hundreds of thousands of developers and top global brands. Lauren built her first chatbot at age 15 and is an expert on state-of-the-art hard AI problems like natural language understanding with respect to the larger AI ecosystem. While obsessive about cutting through industry hype by implementing practical AI applications driving real business results, Lauren also dabbles in the cutting edge, and was the first human to interview an AI character in mobile AR. A frequent speaker and writer, Lauren has published four novels published with HarperCollins and holds degrees from Harvard in Literature and Language, and Neuroscience.

About Pandorabots

Pandorabots is the world’s leading platform for building and deploying artificially intelligent chatbots on popular voice and messaging channels. Developers and enterprises, including Fortune 500s and global brands, use Pandorabots’ cloud-based services to easily build and analyze conversational AI experiences for B2C messaging including commerce, customer care, and other applications.


SEED is an open, independent, and decentralized marketplace for developers, publishers and users of conversational user interfaces (CUIs) or “bots”, that democratizes AI. The SEED platform provides development tools, intellectual property, and a tokenized network for delivering front-ends to AI technologies.

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