Mark Stephen Meadows is the CEO and founder of Geppetto Labs, a California LLC that builds conversational systems for education, entertainment, medical, and robotics applications. He is also the author of "We, Robot,” and other books that examine media, technology, and their cultural impact. Helping to build the third dot-com webserver (well.com, in 1993) Meadows went on to found his first company, Construct, in 1995. The company was sold in 1998. In the following years Meadows worked at Xerox-PARC, Stanford Research Institute, and the Waag (among others), and also traveled extensively lecturing on this work. In 2012, after nearly a decade's experience in Natural Language Processing, character design, realtime 3D, and interactive narrative Meadows founded Geppetto Labs. The company vision includes combining education and entertainment, and building natural language interfaces and realtime expressive capabilities for both hardware and software robots.
Mark writes a regular column for Robohub that comes out on the third or fourth Wednesday of every month.