Neil Jacobstein

Neil Jacobstein Co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University on the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View California. He served as President of Singularity University from October 2010 to October 2011. His work there focuses on the technical, business, and ethical implications of exponential technologies. Neil became a Reuters Research Fellow in the Digital Vision Program at Stanford University in 2006. He is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Stanford's Media X Program. He Chaired AAAI’s 17th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, and has served as a technical consultant on AI research and development projects for many industrial and government agencies. Jacobstein was CEO of Teknowledge Corporation, a pioneering AI company. He worked as a graduate research intern in Alan Kay’s Learning Research Group at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and in PARC’s Software Concepts Group. Neil is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is deeply interdisciplinary, and for 20 years has served as Chairman of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, a nanotechnology R&D organization that has advised the White House Science Office, Foresight, and the Academy of Sciences. Jacobstein has performed in executive and technical advisory roles for industry, NGOs, and government. 

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