HCII Seminar Series - Astro Teller
co-founder and Captain of Moonshots (CEO) of X, Alphabet's moonshot factory
McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center (CUC)
Astro will speak on what makes "moonshot" innovation; how organizations embrace or resist innovation; and what leadership may look like in the age of AI. Come prepared to ask questions and engage in conversation!
Dr. Astro Teller is the co-founder and Captain of Moonshots (CEO) of X, Alphabet's moonshot factory for inventing and launching breakthrough technologies designed to help tackle huge problems in the world and create the foundations for large, enduring businesses. Among other companies, groups, and products, X is the source of Wing, Intrinsic, Mineral, Verily, Waymo, Loon, Makani, Chronicle, Google Brain and Glass. Previously Astro held leadership roles in multiple entrepreneurial ventures related to both body monitoring (BodyMedia/Jawbone) and ML-powered hedge fund management. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and his BA and MS in Computer Science from Stanford.