AI Phenomenologist and Global Keynote Speaker
Ali advises leaders on AI-based scenario planning and strategic adaptability to help them make better decisions during uncertain times.
My Main Contributions to AI
In the evolving landscape of Generative Artificial Intelligence, I navigate through its multifaceted impact on our societies, economies, and personal lives. Here is how I help people, corporations, and governments become strategically adaptable for future uncertainties:
How I Got Into AI?
I enjoyed pattern recognition because I exhibited a curiosity about patterns and relationships in the world around me since I was a toddler. More than 15 years ago, I developed a machine learning neural network to remove blurriness from a very tiny magnifying lens which I mounted to a mobile phone camera, acting as a portable microscope to enable forensic investigators to quickly capture high-resolution images of evidence directly at the scene. Prior to that, I was also fascinated by data warehouses. Right after graduation, I learned from the author of one of best books on data warehousing, Claudia Imhoff when she invited me to her BBBT industry analyst consortium with AI vendors back in 2011. For someone with a passion for analytical thinking, the beauty of geometric forms and the elegance of geometric proofs can be sources of inspiration and fascination. Traveling the world at a young age and visiting all world’s continents in my 20s helped me grew my anthropologist in me, for example, visiting Alhambra’s architectural wonders, I became interested in the multidisciplinary human science and philosophical perspective of AI systems which can be designed with a focus on human-centered principles.. In 2013, I was a public speaker in one of the first big data conferences globally. Once I became in my 30s, I have had founded and led three AI companies in Europe, Middle East, and Asia.