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October 21, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Max Versace - Co-Founder & CEO of Neurala

For Episode 139 of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Max Versace, Co-Founder & CEO of Neurala.

Very few people have the same level of knowledge about Artificial Intelligence than Max. He holds two PhDs, several patents, and co-founded Boston University’s Neuromorphics Lab.

AI is a major buzzword heard across multiple companies these days, but Neurala is actually building AI… not just using it. The company’s technology has been deployed on 30 million devices globally and its Brain Builder platform has multiple use-cases for drones, robotics, smart devices, industrial inspection, and more.

If you were wondering about his last name, yes… Max is part of the same Versace family tree, exception his idea of modeling is very different.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of other topics:

  • A discussion around the debate on whether AI is dangerous for our future… aka the Terminator scenario.
  • Max’s early life in Italy, how he got into AI from a young age, and his experience at BU
  • All the history and details on Neurala and their technology.
  • Advice for founders on the patent process.
  • The biggest challenges of commercializing research and building a company out of it.
  • Advice for founders who are ahead of the market and are trying to raise capital.
  • And more!

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.

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