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Babak Hodjat

Vice President of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant; Co-Founder & Former CEO of Sentient

Vice President of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant; Co-Founder & Former CEO of Sentient

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Babak Hodjat Biography

Babak Hodjat is Vice President of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant, and former co-founder and CEO of Sentient. He is responsible for the core technology behind the world’s largest distributed artificial intelligence system. Hodjat was also the founder of the world's first AI-driven hedge fund, Sentient Investment Management. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist.

Prior to co-founding Sentient, Hodjat was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led mobile solutions engineering. He was also co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc. Hodjat is the primary inventor of Dejima’s patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing – the technology behind Apple’s Siri.

A published scholar in the fields of artificial life, agent-oriented software engineering and distributed artificial intelligence, Hodjat has 31 granted or pending patents to his name. He is an expert in numerous fields of AI, including natural language processing, machine learning, genetic algorithms and distributed AI and has founded multiple companies in these areas. Hodjat holds a Ph.D. in machine intelligence from Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan.

Babak Hodjat Videos

  • Babak Hodjat, The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    We expect AI systems to provide us with insights and augment, or even replace our decision-making processes. The current state of the art in AI, Deep...
  • Babak Hodjat, PhD - Creating an AI Powered Organization
    Enterprise leaders across every industry are seeking better ways to understand their business. They need new ways to model the data that flows...
  • It's A Good Time To Be In AI | Babak Hodjat | Cognizant
    Babak Hodjat, CEO of Sentient, talks to William Welser at the 2018 AI Summit in San Francisco to discuss AI and evolutionary intelligence. Hodjat...

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Babak Hodjat is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Babak Hodjat for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Babak Hodjat generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Zack Kass, Mutale Nkonde, Adam Cheyer, Kevin Surace and Ayesha Khanna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Babak Hodjat for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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