Immigrant Entrepreneur: Prateek Joshi

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Prateek’s interest in machine learning/artificial intelligence came early on when he was growing up in India. Since there was lack of clean water where he grew up, he knew that there had to be a solution for this.

Every so often their family had to go to a place to get drinking water and do it over and over when supply was getting low. He started learning about water sources and machine learning early on and he grew such a passion for it.

When he came to USA at 27 years old to study Computer Vision on his Master’s program he knew this was only a beginning to his amazing journey.

He’s an author of 13 books all related to Python, machine learning and AI. He’s also taken the stage on TedX and has been featured on Forbes, 30 under 30 list.

Prateek is a young immigrant entrepreneur who manages his company of 35 employees and he’s thriving. In this episode he drops a lot of invaluable advice on entrepreneurship, growing his business, how it all started and raising capital.


You’ll live a lot longer than you think, thanks to the progress that medicine will make in your lifetime. And because progress is accelerating, you’ll see a lot more new things in the next decades than in your life to date.
Pedro Domingos takes you on a whirlwind tour of the new superpowers you’ll acquire, the technologies that will underpin them, and what you’ll do with them. Fasten your seatbelt – from controlling the world with your mind to editing your own genes, the next hundred years of your life are going to be a wild ride.

Pedro Domingos is Professor at University of Washington and the author of “The Master Algorithm”. He is a winner of the SIGKDD Innovation Award, the highest honor in data science. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and has received a Fulbright Scholarship, a Sloan Fellowship, the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, and numerous best paper awards.

His research spans a wide variety of topics in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science, including scaling learning algorithms to big data, maximizing word of mouth in social networks, unifying logic and probability, and deep learning.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Dr Ben Goertzel is the Founder and CEO of SingularityNET and Chief Science Advisor for Hanson Robotics.

He is one of the world’s leading experts in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), with decades of expertise in applying AI to practical problems like natural language processing, data mining, video gaming, robotics, national security and bioinformatics.

He was part of the Hanson team which developed the AI software for the humanoid Sophia robot, which can communicate with humans and display more than 50 facial expressions.Today he also serve as Chairman of the AGI Society, the Decentralized AI Alliance and the futurist nonprofit organisation Humanity+.

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