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David Ferrucci

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David Ferrucci

Founder and CEO, Elemental Cognition
David Ferrucci

Dave Ferrucci is an award-winning Artificial Intelligence researcher who started and led the IBM Watson team from its inception through its landmark Jeopardy success in 2011. Dr. Ferrucci’s more than 25 years in AI and his passion to see computers fluently reason, learn, and communicate inspired him to found Elemental Cognition (EC) in 2015. EC AI combines the fluency of large language models with the rigor of formal reasoning to solve hard problems when businesses can’t afford to be wrong. The high stakes problems where AI decision-making must go beyond natural language communication to include reasoning that is reliable, transparent, and accurate. Dr. Ferrucci graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has over 100 patents and publications. He worked at IBM Research, where he was named an IBM Fellow, and at Bridgewater Associates, directing the firm’s AI research. He has keynoted at highly distinguished venues around the world. Dr. Ferrucci serves as a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and is an Adjunct Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Dr. Ferrucci was named to Insider “The AI 100 2023: The top people in artificial intelligence.”