Lauren Kunze is the CEO of Pandorabots, a leading chatbot platform that powers conversational AI software for hundreds of thousands of developers and top global brands. In 2020, Kunze spun ICONIQ out of Pandorabots to further develop its top ranked Conversational Artificial Intelligence Kuki as the world's first AI virtual talent and interactive character. She excels at explaining AI and its real world applications to a general audience.
Kunze speaks and writes frequently about chatbots and AI at conferences like TEDx, Mobile World Congress and SXSW, and for publications like TechCrunch and Quartz. Kunze and Pandorabots have been quoted or covered in outlets like the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Guardian, Wired, Quartz, RadioLab, TechCrunch, Reuters, The New Yorker, VICE, and New York Times Magazine. She has also written four novels published by HarperCollins and scripts for movies and television shows. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in Literature and Language, and Neuroscience.