Moonshot Thinking in Machine Learning: Applied AI Takes Flight

Astro Teller, Alphabet's X

Astro Teller in conversation with Martin Giles about the practial applications of AI.

Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, Alphabet's X

Dr. Astro Teller is currently Captain of Moonshots (CEO) of X, Alphabet’s factory for building magical, audacious ideas that through science and technology can be brought to reality. He is also a cofounder and a current director of Cerebellum Capital, a hedge fund management firm whose investments are continuously designed, executed, and improved by a software system based on techniques from statistical machine learning. He was cofounder and CEO of BodyMedia, a leading wearable body monitoring company that was sold to Jawbone in 2013.

Dr. Teller holds a BS in computer science from Stanford University, an MS in symbolic and heuristic computation, also from Stanford University, and a PhD in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Hertz fellowship.


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