Incentivizing Innovative Approaches & Collaboration in A.I.

Amir Banifatemi, X Prize

Incentivizing Innovative Approaches & Collaboration in A.I.

Amir Banifatemi, Prize Lead, X Prize

Amir Banifatemi is an entrepreneur, investor, and innovation strategist who currently leads the global AI X Prize. He has more than 25 years of experience in development and growth of emerging and transformative technologies and focuses on working with startups and growth-oriented companies on products and initiatives that could trigger breakthroughs with strong economic and societal impact. Banifatemi began his career at the European Space Agency and then held executive positions at Airbus, AP-HP, and the European Commission division for information society and media. He has managed two venture capital funds and continues to support and advise technology companies with an emphasis on AI, predictive systems, the Internet of things, and health care. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne, a doctorate in system design and cognitive sciences from the University Paris Descartes, and an MBA from HEC Paris.


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