October 19, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Chatbots, conversation and AI as an interface

Benedict Evans (Andreessen Horowitz)
9:05am–9:55am Wednesday, 10/19/2016
Location: Robertson Auditorium
Average rating: ****.
(4.88, 8 ratings)

Benedict Evans talks about how interfaces and development opportunities are evolving beyond the old “Web versus apps” model, with voice, bots, and many other things emerging as new models.

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Benedict Evans

Andreessen Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans has argued that bots are the “third runtime” after native applications and the Web, poised to transform the way that consumers interact with web services and with computers in general. At Bot Day, Benedict describes the rise of bots in the context of recent developments in mobile computing and artificial intelligence, offers an idea of where bots might be headed, and delves into high-level bot strategy.

—Jon Bruner, Program Chair

Benedict Evans is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Benedict has been working in the media and technology industries for 15 years. He first entered the industry as a sell-side equity analyst in investment banking before moving on to strategy and business development roles at Orange, Channel 4, and NBCUniversal. Benedict writes about and discusses strategic and operating issues around consumer technology, ecosystems, and mobile platform on his blog and on Twitter.