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The AI Foundation Adds World-Leading Artificial Intelligence Scientists Joscha Bach and Delip Rao to Research Team

March 6, 2019 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 6, 2019--The AI Foundation, dedicated to launching advanced AI products that benefit humanity, has expanded its world-class team of scientists with the addition of Joscha Bach, Ph.D., and Delip Rao as vice presidents. Working closely with AI Foundation’s engineers, Dr. Bach will lead a team of scientific researchers to create and publish breakthrough research in the areas of cognitive science, artificial general intelligence, and human behavior, while Rao will lead a team to focus on deep learning, language, speech, and vision.

“The AI Foundation welcomes two amazing scientists to our team as we continue on our mission to move humanity forward with safe and beneficial AI,” said Dr. Lars Buttler, CEO and co-founder of the AI Foundation. “Joscha Bach and Delip Rao are both entrepreneurs and researchers at the vanguard of Artificial Intelligence, and we are thrilled to implement their breakthroughs in our protective tools and commercial products.”

Bach, an author, cognitive scientist, philosopher and researcher at Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics and MIT Media Lab, comes to the AI Foundation with over 20 years of research in the field and will continue his work in developing Artificial General Intelligence, intelligent systems with cognition on par with that of a human being. Bach will apply his research in the space and models of psychology to look at how humans should interact with AI to create a new form of media, focused on people, their individual purposes, and how AI can understand and serve those purposes better. By developing and testing models of brain-like cognition, the AI Foundation plans to publish break-through research in the areas of cognitive science, artificial general intelligence, and human behavior. Bach’s in-depth research of understanding and representing emotions in AI will be a central tenet in this research and the AI Foundation’s future products and initiatives.

Rao is a technologist, entrepreneur, author, and founder of Joostware, a company that works closely with Fortune 500 companies and select startups to assist leaders in implementing AI in their organizations. Along with his entrepreneurial work, he brings his expertise and learnings from applying machine learning and natural language processing to problem-solve issues with AI at Twitter, Amazon, and Google. Rao also brings his passion for bringing AI to the world responsibly and for social good, having founded the Fake News Challenge, an initiative bringing together more than 1,000 AI researchers across the world to explore how artificial intelligence technologies can be leveraged to combat fake news. His cutting-edge research in speech, language, and computer vision, as well as his dedication to creating solutions that fight misinformation and bringing them to the general public, will be fundamental to the AI Foundation’s initiatives.

Bach’s and Rao’s appointments to the AI Foundation will support the company’s efforts to develop tools for safe and beneficial AI, including Reality Defender, a guardian-AI protecting against fake media including deep fakes.

For more information, please visit AIFoundation.com.

About The AI Foundation

The AI Foundation moves humanity forward through the power of groundbreaking, safe and beneficial AI, while anticipating and counteracting the risks of AI’s proliferation in society. With the help of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists and backed by leaders from Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue, the AI Foundation develops protective tools to safeguard the world, and advanced AI products that benefit humanity.

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