Chair of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Singularity University
Neil Jacobstein Chairs the AI and Robotics Track at Singularity University headquartered at the NASA Research Park in Mountain View California. He is a founding faculty member, and a former President of Singularity University (2010-2011). Jacobstein is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Stanford University's MediaX Program, where his research focuses on augmented decision systems. He was a Senior Research Fellow in the Reuters Digital Vision Program at Stanford. Jacobstein was CEO at Teknowledge Corporation, an early AI company that sold its commercial division to Intuit in 2006. He has served as an AI technical consultant on research and development projects for leading business, government, and defense organizations including Deloitte, XPrize, GM, Ford, Boeing, ING, Wells Fargo, FMC, P&G, Loews, Harman, GE, Wipro, Dow, Genentech, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Applied Materials, NSF, DARPA, NASA, NIH, EPA, DOE, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Forc e.
Jacobstein chaired the 17th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence's (AAAI) Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) Conference, and continues to review IAAI technical papers annually. Jacobstein is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He has moderated several Aspen Institute Socrates Seminars on the technical and ethical implications of advanced technologies, and he coaches Socrates Program moderators. He was a Graduate Research Intern in Alan Kay's Learning Research Group at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and a consultant in PARC's Software Concepts Group. Since 1992, he has served as Chairman of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, a 501c3 nanotechnology R&D organization.
Jacobstein was appointed by the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to the Earth and Life Studies Committee for the period 2015-2018. He is deeply interdisciplinary, and has a keen sense of how the arts and sciences can integrate. Neil is a Senior Technical consultant at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Harris Center. He has given invited talks worldwide on the technical, business, and ethical implications of AI and exponential technologies. He was appointed in 2016 to the Founding Editorial Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) Science Robotics journal. Jacobstein has served in a wide variety of executive and advisory roles for industry, startup, nonprofit, and government organizations.
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