ABC radio interview in Australia (podcast)

Interviewed on Adam Stephen's DRIVE afternoon programme, Statewide. Recording from Monday 15 July 2019.

  • cognitive interfaces: chatbots evolving into Intelligent Virtual Assistants & sales avatars

  • Artificial Intelligence & globalisation; how AI can work anywhere even in remote places

  • commercialised Use Cases for voice-based AI bots & Best in Class examples eg. the Trump & Clinton chatbots during the last US election; the KLM airline chatbot creating jobs for humans; the e-Porsche, a recent car model already using the latest Mixed Reality hologram tech & interactive bot in the dashboard; robot(ics) applications of IVAs

  • how Human-Machine Interaction has developed since the 1950s with the UK's Prof Alan Turing; the Turing Test/Loebner Prize or the "Holy Grail" of Emotional Intelligence

  • why have the tech giants - IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, Skype, Facebook etc - spent billions of dollars on the tech niche, with investment ramping up...

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Her 20 Year Professional Career in Technology + 30 Creative Years as a "Public Intellectual", Researcher, Journalist, Writer, Author of Novels, Poet, Dramatist & Essayist

Highlights from Tania's Diverse Set of  Talents & Skills in Action UP UNTIL 2020. For the most recent updates, see the home page of this portfolio site & her Wiki on Fandom's gynaapedia.

The technologist is the CEO & co-owner of AI Bots as a Service; to find out more about the emerging tech, please visit

This Mixed Reality German venture builds "bot brains" or AI bot holograms for multilingual 2D & 3D bespoke avatars.

The unique humanoid and unisex characters feature VOICE or speech recognition (ASR) & speak over 130 languages on any device.

AI BaaS has invested over a decade of R&D in its own proprietary algorithm for customisable botification; it's called VAIP [Virtual Artificially Intelligent Patois].

An Australian-German with a doctorate in Anglistik from the University of Potsdam, she freelances as an Associate and Adjunct Professor at various business schools and universities in Europe.

Highlights of Peitzker's industry-academia work have been:

  • a guest lecturer at Cambridge Judge Business School in 2017 and 2019 (over 150 MBAs attended her Case Study on the "Japanese Hologram Girlfriend" by Gatebox)

  • running a seminar on Intelligent Virtual Assistants at "Germany's Harvard", Mannheim Business School for their Shanghai Executive MBA Programme 

  • a public lecture for over 100 attendees at the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent

  • a guest speaker for a Q&A at the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre in South East Queensland, Australia

  • collaborating with Australian & Singaporean JCU - James Cook University's pioneering Internet of Things Bachelor of Science & Engineering on its Cairns Campus 2019-2020. Australia's first & only IoT degree!

In spring 2019, she was invited to Berlin as 1 of 5 experts to advise a large German multinational on the "Future of Digital", organised by a national consultancy based in Hamburg.

Tania Peitzker was selected to be

  • a judge for Llloyds Bank Hackathon at London Tech Week

  • a judge at the Sophia Business Angels in Antibes's annual pitching contest in Sophia Antipolis Technology Park

  • a mentor and judge of pitching ideas at pioneering TheCamp in Provence, South of France.

Her publications as a journalist include many articles as a specialist author and former Berlin/Zurich/Geneva-United Nations correspondent for the London Times Higher Education Supplement.

After the success of her 2018 BEP White Paper on "AI Bots & Human-Machine Interaction" - featuring photos from the London Science Museum's historic ROBOTS exhibition - the American Business Expert Press commissioned a textbook on the subject. Click here to purchase the ebook or hardcover of USES & RISKS OF BUSINESS CHATBOTS: GUIDELINES FOR PURCHASERS IN THE PUBLIC & PRIVATE SECTORS.

Tania has had articles published by

  1. San Francisco's VentureBeat

  2. the US global bloggers' platform

  3. The Wall Street Journal Europe in Berlin, Brussels & New York.

She has been a keynote speaker at   

  • CeBIT in Hannover

  • the London Mayor’s Tech Week, Bot World/AppsWorld

  • the New Yorker UTTR Chatbots & AI Conference in London

  • TECHXLR8 in LDN & Cambridge Wireless on AI as 1 0f 10 only stand holders at the summit

  • Re-Work's Deep Learning Summit as a panelist at their inaugural Chatbots Track in London

  • and most recently at the Applied Machine Learning Days at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Selfie @ Palm Cove, Northern Beaches of Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, the Antipodean summer of 2019.

Tania learnt to sail on Hobie catamarans like the ones pictured behind here at this beach. Palm Cove is in fact where her passion for yachting and regattas began!

Discover more about her pursuits and interests on this page about her Personal Life.


For and about technologists

This Kindle ebook by Tania Peitzker is about Gen Zers & Yers, YouTube Influencers & Instagrammers, who find purpose and meaning to their lives through a near death experience in an Extreme Adventure livestreamed globally from Australia.

(Livestreamers is also available as a paperback on the Amazon Bookstore).

This short novel is an indictment on our Gen Z era when smartphone/social media addiction and cyberbullying - as well as the desperate need for fame and fortune - have tragically demeaned much of our culture and weakened a sense of community and belonging.
Yet the internet and connectivity has also brought about a revolutionary new way to build heterogeneous communities and it may also help us save the planet from climate change.


Checklists & Guidelines for Purchasers in the Public & Private Sectors

You can pre-order Tania Peitzker's Civil Service/public sector procurement handbook and corporate/private sector purchasing guidelines on buying AI bots from Business Expert Press in New York.