Karen Kaushansky is a Conversational Interface Designer and Product Designer, working to define and design interactions 5-10 years before they are on most radars – speech recognition, conversational UIs, autonomous vehicles, mixed reality, and human-robot interactions. Karen creates meaningful and connected experiences in the physical world spanning hardware and software; she started working on designing voice and interactive audio experiences in 1996. Karen is currently consulting for multiple companies pushing the boundaries in these areas including Magic Leap and others. Past employers and clients include: Tellme/Microsoft, Nuance, Jawbone, Samsung, Zoox, 7 and LEGO. Karen recently moved to Switzerland from San Francisco.