David Ferrucci, PhD

David Ferrucci, PhD, is the award-winning AI researcher who led the IBM Watson team from inception in 2006 to Watson’s defeat of “Jeopardy!” in 2011. In 2013, he joined Bridgewater Associates, where he is the director of applied AI. He founded Elemental Cognition in 2015 in pursuit of the next AI milestone: Create AI that autonomously learns from human language. Dr. Ferrucci holds a PhD in computer science and over 50 patents and papers on AI and automation. He has won many awards for his work, including the title of IBM Fellow and the AAAI Feigenbaum Prize.