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For the first GTEC Open Lecture in 2018, we’ve invited yet another incredibly powerful female founder to teach us all one thing or two!

Meet the fantastic Anita Schjøll Brede, a serial entrepreneur, tech geek, and storyteller who is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai – an Artificial Intelligence that will read all of the world’s science and help us connect the dots. She is also a board member of Ulstein Group. In the past 10 years, her career has spanned 9 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, performing theatre for babies, facilitating solar light business creation in Kenya, being in the center 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.

Join her Open Lecture to hear about her unconventional path until today, where her life focuses on how to apply Artificial Intelligence to help scientist research faster and smarter. You’ll have the opportunity to ask her as well about self-driving cars, genomics, robots, colonization of Mars and the general craziness of the future. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtec-open-lecture-anita-schjll-brede-ceo-of-irisai-tickets-41497445978

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has had a stride in recent years finding use in consumer and business applications creating machines with an almost human-like intelligence and ability to learn from experience. Artificial Intelligence might have scared some of us in the past but the possibilities coming with it are sheer endless. There is yet so much to learn about this field of computer science and where it can be applied. Chess-playing Computers are old news but self-driving cars now rely heavily on deep learning which is a major part of Artificial Intelligence. Almost every Industry has a use for Artificial Intelligence, especially question answering systems in medical or legal matters. Health applications which run with an AI system can, for example, serve as a personal healthcare assistant. Artificial Intelligence in retail is also so common to us that we don’t even notice it anymore. The AI of online shopping retailers already offers a personalized recommendation and discusses purchase options with the users. Even in Sports, AI finds a use. Machines capture images of a game live and provide referees and coaches with useful information regarding possible penalties or organizing the game and strategy of the teams.

Certainly, Artificial Intelligence is useful to many people in many different industries. No wonder everyone wants to hop on the AI Train!