Episode 101: The Story of Brainworks with Phillip Alvelda 🧠
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Phillip Alvelda is a scientist, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, and an educator. Previously at DARPA, the central research and development organization for the U.S. Department of Defense that maintains the technological superiority of the U.S. military and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he developed sensors that have flown throughout the solar system. Phillip has founded new infrastructure, telecommunications, and media companies, including the DARPA-funded MicroDisplay; MobiTV; TaDa Innovations; and the non-profit Westminster Institute for K-12 Science Education Reform.

He is now the founder of Brainworks, which builds trustworthy intelligent machines, and applies them to solve complex global challenges. The company leverages the latest pioneering discoveries in neuroscience to build more complete, whole-brain AI systems that society can trust with life-or-death decisions.

Alvelda holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Cornell University, and Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has authored or contributed to more than 50 technical publications and holds numerous patents and a Technical Emmy award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

www.brainworks.ai | https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillipalvelda/

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