Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Catherine Havasi is a technology strategist, AI researcher, and entrepreneur. In the late 90s, she was a crowdsourcing pioneer when she co-founded the Common Sense Computing Initiative, or ConceptNet, the first crowd-sourced project for artificial intelligence and the largest open knowledge graph for language understanding. Her work at MIT has spanned computational creativity, transfer and meta learning, natural language understanding, and educational outreach, resulting in several spin-out companies: Dalang, Luminoso, and Learning Unlimited. She is currently a research scientist at the MIT Media; she directed the Digital Intuition group there under a prior appointment. She also runs the AI strategy consulting firm Snowcap AI.