OUR TEAM

Our team is diverse and includes leading architects, developers and researchers with skills ranging from machine learning and neuroscience to computational linguistics and user  interface design. We all share a passion for cutting-edge AI technologies that unlock great real-world value. Apprente is led by a team of accomplished entrepreneurs and academics with extensive experience in building state-of-the-art artificial intelligence solutions.

FOUNDING TEAM

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CEO – Itamar Arel, Ph.D.
An accomplished AI researcher and entrepreneur, Itamar served as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Tennessee from 2003 through 2013, and held a visiting professor position at Stanford University’s AI lab from 2013 until 2015. In parallel to his academic career, he co-founded Binatix – one of the first companies to employ deep learning technology to financial algorithmic trading. He received a B.S., M.S., M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees, all from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
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CTO – Moshe Looks, Ph.D.
Since 2008 and until March of 2017 Moshe has built and lead AI and software engineer teams at Google’s Machine Intelligence group. He has extensive experience in a diverse range of applied machine learning applications, including dialog systems, search engines, and knowledge inference. Most recently he lead the TensorFlow Fold project. Moshe received the B.S. degree in computer science from Hebrew University in Israel, and a Ph.D. degree in machine learning from Washington University.

INVESTORS

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Georges Harik
Jaan Tallinn

ADVISORS

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Dr. David Eagleman
Luminary Neuroscientist
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Prof. Noah Goodman
Stanford University
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Prof. Benjamin Van Roy
Stanford University