I was one of the initial supporters of Singularity University. I served on the board from the early days and then became an board advisor. I mentored several of the student...more teams that went on to become significant companies, including Getaround, Made In Space, and Matternet.
Co-founder and board member of several startup companies. I'm a Fellow in the Machine Learning Track and the General Technology track at the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto, mentoring 50 AI startups per year & lead an Angelist Syndicate.
AI pioneer. Founded field of General Game Playing in AI. Was an AI leader at NASA, pioneer in field of Autonomous Agents, put up the first AI system in Deep Space, Supported Mars Rover missions with AI software, first Conversational Assistant in space.
Founded Powerset, pioneering natural language / semantics search engine, acquired by Microsoft to help create Bing. Was chief strategist for Bing, wrote long range plans for AI, lead Bing's local/mobile search teams, co-founded Cortana and Bing's knowledge graph.
Founded Moon Express, first private entity to get US authorization to launch into deep space, with plans to land on moon in 2017.
Founded LocoMobi, providing transformative technology and infrastructure for the parking and transportation industries, using AI license plate recognition, mobile payments, and cloud business process automation and analytics.
Barney Pell is generous with his time and his amazingly quick and expansive mind. I'm incredibly grateful to him for introducing me to the Rotman Business School Creative Destruction Lab - where I've been exposed to an amazing cohort of Startups in AI, Robotics, Data & Materials Science this year.