Mark Stephen Meadows is President of BOTanic, a company that provides natural language interfaces for conversational avatars, robots, IoT appliances, and connected systems. He is the author of “We Robot,” “I Avatar,” and other books. Mark Stephen Meadows is an author, inventor and designer. With more than two decades' experience in virtual reality and artificial intelligence he began working with robotics and natural language interface in 2009. He is the author of "We, Robot” and other books that examine media, technology, and their cultural impact. He is also the author of six patents in related fields. Helping to build the third dot-com webserver (well.com, in 1993) Meadows went on to found his first company, Construct, in 1995. In the following years Meadows worked at Xerox-PARC, Stanford Research Institute, the Waag (among other research centers), government associations in Holland and Australia, and traveled extensively lecturing on this work. He is the President of BOTanic (formerly Geppetto Labs), which he founded in 2012. He lives in San Francisco on his sailboat.