Michael Tjalve Joins the SEED Vault Team Author: Last Updated: 27 July 2018 Michael Tjalve, an expert in speech and natural language technology, will be joining the SEED project as an advisor. A fantastic addition to the Seed Vault Team, Michael has more than two decades of experience in linguistics, artificial intelligence and conversational AI. Currently the Principal AI Architect in the AI and Research Group at Microsoft, he also is an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington. Michael’s research into conversational AI has been primarily focussed on turning disruptive innovation into engaging user experiences; research that will be invaluable to the SEED project and the team’s vision. On joining the SEED team Michael said: “I am pleased to be joining Seed’s Vault team of advisors to help advance SEED’s marketplace and ecosystem for AI and conversational user interfaces… conversational bots enable people to interact with technology and with content in new ways…that is exactly why Seed Vault’s vision of an open AI future truly matters.” You can read more on Michael’s appointment via the SEED blog here. Make sure you join SEED’s Telegram channel so you never miss an update. About SEED SEED is an independent, decentralized marketplace for developers and deployers of conversational user interfaces (CUIs). The Seed platform provides development tools, intellectual property, and network for deploying front-ends to AI technologies.