Founder Merantix AG | Co-Founder AI Campus Berlin | Board Member KI Bundesverband e.V.
1) I want to bring AI from research into practice, in order to solve the world's most pressing issues: therefore I co-founded Merantix, where we build and invest in AI companies in industries such as healthcare, biotech, climate, manufacturing & automotive. Reach out to me if you want to join our mission! 2) I want to build strong ecosystems for AI in Europe: therefore I co-founded the AI Campus, a not-for-profit organization that runs the AI Campus Berlin, a co-working space for 80+ companies working on AI applications and more than 600 members. We are now on a mission to bring the AI Campus to a global scale. 3) I’m a strong advocate of pushing AI in Europe: therefore I co-founded and co-lead the German AI association (KI Bundesverband e.V.) representing the majority of Germany’s AI startups, and work closely with the German government on their AI strategy and implementation. What I did previously: * Studied computer science at Oxford, Princeton and ETH Zurich * Obtained a PhD in computer vision and deep learning * Published 15+ papers at top-tier conferences and journals like CVPR, ICCV, and IJCV * Scaled a deep learning powered service that analyzes faces to 150 million users * Founded Europe’s largest hackathon HackZurich * Spent some time at Google and BCG * Became Robocup Junior world champion