Alex Bates

Exec Chairman / Co-Founder

Alex Bates — member of Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 Network, and an official member of the Forbes Technology Council — has spent the last decade bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to the forefront of the industrial market.
As an undergraduate he authored 5 peer-reviewed publications (current citation count of 122), performing DARPA-funded research in neural networks, as well as research in memory and computational diagnostics. Next he jumped into the private sector, applying analytics on some of the world’s largest data warehouses at Teradata, a pioneer in big data technology.
In 2006 Alex co-founded Mtelligence (Mtell) which was acquired in 2016 by AspenTech (NASDAQ: AZPN), the global leader in process optimization software.
Alex’s bestselling book “Augmented Mind” (released Oct 2018) explores how the combination of AI with human intelligence — Augmented Intelligence — has revolutionary potential.

Along with his Co Founder, Tim Ortiz, Alex has set his sites on bringing his passion for AI to the music industry, to help generate a deeper understanding of the massive datasets at hand.

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