Praveen Velu is Cofounder of Mimetic.ai, an artificially intelligent personal assistant that schedules meetings. Mimetic is based out of Singapore and one of the city's fastest growing AI startups. Previously, Praveen was head of business and network development in Singapore for both Disney's Maker Studios and Yahoo! On this episode you'll learn: What developments in AI over the past years has sparked the recent growth in AI-focused funds and AI startups? Does the incumbency advantage of Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and their massive datasets concern Praveen? Praveen started working for Yahoo! in Singapore in 2011, how has the tech scene in Singapore evolved since then? How many years until a majority of interfaces are conversational as opposed to the traditional UI?