Neil Jacobstein Co-chairs the AI and Robotics Track at Singularity University headquartered at the NASA Research Park in Mountain View California. He is a former President of Singularity University. Jacobstein is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Stanford University’s Media X Program. He was a Senior Research Fellow in the Reuters Digital Vision Program at Stanford. He has served as an AI technical consultant on research and development projects for leading business, government, and defense organizations including Deloitte, XPrize, GM, Ford, Boeing, ING, Wells Fargo, FMC, P&G, Hershey, Coca Cola, Loews, Harman, GE, Wipro, Dow, Genentech, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Applied Materials, NSF, DARPA, NASA, NIH, EPA, DOE, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. Jacobstein was CEO at Teknowledge Corporation, an early AI company. He chaired the 17th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s (AAAI) Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) Conference, and continues to review IAAI technical papers annually. Jacobstein is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, has led seminars, and coached Socrates moderators. He was a Graduate Research Intern in Alan Kay’s Learning Research Group at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and a consultant in PARC’s Software Concepts Group. Jacobstein was appointed by the US National Academy of Sciences to its National Research Council Division on Earth and Life Sciences Committee for the period 2015-2018. Neil has a deep commitment to honoring the humanistic and scientific, and a sense of urgency about us resolving the grand challenge problems facing Earth. Jacobstein has served in a wide variety of executive and advisory roles for industry, nonprofit, and government organizations.
Co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University, Socrates Program