Dr. Catherine Havasi is a technology strategist, AI researcher, and entrepreneur. Her work at MIT has spanned computational creativity, transfer and meta-learning, natural language understanding, and educational outreach, resulting in several spin-out companies: Dalang, Luminoso, and Learning Unlimited.
In the late 90s, she was a crowdsourcing pioneer when she co-founded the Common Sense Computing Initiative, or ConceptNet, the first crowd-sourced project for artificial intelligence and the largest open knowledge graph for language understanding.
She is currently a visiting scientist at the MIT Media; she previously directed the Digital Intuition group there under a prior appointment. She also runs the AI strategy consulting firm Snowcap AI helping companies with go-to-market and innovation strategy around artificial intelligence.