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April 11, 2016: Scott Phoenix, Co-Founder of Vicarious

Among other topics, Scott discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • The Artificial General Intelligence differs from Artificial Narrow Intelligence
  • How Vicarious is applying cognitive science to build next generation general intelligence algorithms
  • How AI may replace more jobs than it creates, and new economic and social constructs that could ease the societal shift
  • Vicarious’s decision to prioritize social good over investor returns, and why more companies should do the same
  • How Vicarious assembled an all-star group of investors including Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and more
  • Education and if entrepreneurship can be taught in the classroom
  • The balance between the promise and peril of AI
  • World’s Fair style demonstrations of AI, including the recent AlphaGo win and Vicarious’s 2013 cracking of CAPTCHA
  • How Scott thinks about staffing, and how Vicarious’s bold mission acts as a magnet for top talent

Scott Phoenix’s Biography

Scott Phoenix is a co-founder at Vicarious, a high-profile artificial intelligence company focused on solving artificial general intelligence.

Scott founded Vicarious with Dileep George in 2010. Prior to Vicarious, Scott was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Founders Fund, and the co-founder and CEO of touchscreen analytics company Frogmetrics (a Y Combinator company).  He also served as an executive at OnlySecure and Marching Order. His design work has been featured in 16 magazines and 3 museums, including the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

Scott earned his BAS in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview