Om Nell Watson
Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends. Her ability to bridge the world of technology and the Humanities makes it easy for her to translate complex subjects so that they can be clearly understood.
In 2010 Nell founded Poikos, a machine learning-driven ‘AI for for body measurement’. Nell’s patented technology ‘dematerialises’ the 3D body scanner, by providing accurate 3D scans of the body with only 2D camera hardware, such as that found within smartphones, or laptops. This may then be applied to a range of markets, such as mass customisation, and health. She is also Co-Founder of EthicsNet.com, a machine ethics dataset that aims to crowdsource ethical heuristics for autonomous systems.
In her spare time, Nell enjoys coding games, such as her startup life simulator, Founder Life. Founder Life attempts to teach the mindfulness and psychological habits necessary for entrepreneurs to consistently execute under pressure. Nell lectures globally on Machine Intelligence, AI philosophy, Human-Machine relations, and the Future of Human Society, serving on the Faculty of AI & Robotics at Singularity University.
Nell Watson CV
Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Faculty at Singularity University, 2015-
Dean of Cognitive Science at Exosphere HQ, 2017-
Co-founder & Chief of Innovation at QuantaCorp, 2015-
Cognitive Scientist and Director of AI-Robotics at AIMY Robotics, 2017-
Co-founder and creative evangelist of EthicsNet, 2016-
Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries from United National University, 2016-2017