2018 Innovator Under 35: Ashutosh Saxena

Ashutosh Saxena, Caspar

When his smart speakers didn’t work as well as hoped, he built a better system.

Ashutosh Saxena, Founder and CEO, Caspar

Ashutosh Saxena is CEO and cofounder (with chief scientist David Cheriton) of the high-tech startup Caspar.ai by Brain of Things.

Previously, Ashutosh spent four years as an assistant professor in the computer science department at Cornell University, where he founded the Robot Learning Lab and cofounded Zibby. His vision is to build artificial intelligence for embodied systems such as robots, cars, and homes. He received his PhD from Stanford University in artificial intelligence.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.