Dr. Jacques Ludik

Founder & CEO of Cortex Group

Dr Jacques Ludik is a Smart Technology Entrepreneur, PhD in AI, Founder of multiple AI companies, Author, International keynote speaker, Global AI Ambassador and award-winning AI Leader with a 25+ years’ experience in AI, Machine Learning & Data Science and its applications around the globe. One of his companies, CSense Systems, was Africa’s first AI company that was sold to a multi-national, General Electric, in 2011. He has also recently co-founded Sustainable Technology Venture Capital (STVC) Fund of Funds with its own AI-driven investment automation platform. Dr Ludik is the author of “Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone: Shaping a Better Future in the Smart Technology Era” and “Neural Networks and Psychopathology”. He has also introduced an MTP for humanity and its associated goals to help shape a beneficial human-centric future and founded Sapiens.Network as a decentralized, human-centric, user-controlled AI-driven super platform. He is currently involved in sustainable technology venture capital and building AI-based companies with data rich platforms that leverages AI technologies to unlock business, customer and societal value at scale. Dr Jacques Ludik is also in particular currently pushing for establishing a Global AI Leader and Pushing AI Innovation to amongst others develop state-of-the-art personalized AI and Intelligent Agents on trustworthy AI guardrails for a decentralized world. Dr Ludik is the Founder & CEO of Cortex Group and Cortex Logic, Vive Teen Wellness, Journey Wellness; and Founder & President of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) focused on transforming Africa through AI. He was also previously an Executive at Jumo and General Electric as well as an Academic at Stellenbosch University. Dr Ludik currently also serves on the Advisory Boards of Cirrus, Data Science Nigeria, Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellent (AICE) in Kenya, and Verchool (Dubai) and member of the AI Africa Consortium, and is a Swiss Cognitive Global AI Ambassador. He has also been nominated for the United Nations multi-stakeholder High-level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence. In 2019, he is also the recipient of Africa‚Äôs AI Leader of the Year Award. See also jacquesludik.com.

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