NUAS Forum 2019

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Anita Schjøll Brede

CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai

Anita does things she doesn’t know how to do.

She is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai – an AI researcher that will read all of the world’s science and help us connect the dots. She is also Faculty in AI at SingularityU Nordic. Forbes claims she’s among the world’s top 50 women in tech.

The past decade her career has spanned 10 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, performing theatre for babies, reducing energy consumption in the process industry through heat exchanger network optimization, getting 30 (mainly middle-age male) engineers to dance to ABBA in front of their co-workers, facilitating solar light business creation in Kenya, being in the centre of several startups crashing and burning, organizing entrepreneurial conferences and trying to disrupt the recruitment industry. She also dropped by 6 universities on the way. And built a race car.

She is decently nomadic, though Norway is where most of her physical belongings are, and where she oddly feel somewhat at home.

09:45-10:30