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Jeremy Howard      

Data Scientist, Entrepreneur & Founding Researcher at

Jeremy Howard is a data scientist, researcher, developer, educator, and entrepreneur. Howard is a founding researcher at, a research institute dedicated to making deep learning more accessible. He is also a Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco, the chair of WAMRI, and is Chief Scientist at

Previously, Howard was the founding CEO Enlitic, which was the first company to apply deep learning to medicine, and was selected as one of the world’s top 50 smartest companies by MIT Tech Review two years running. He was the President and Chief Scientist of the data science platform Kaggle, where he was the top ranked participant in international machine learning competitions 2 years running. He was the founding CEO of two successful Australian startups (FastMail, and Optimal Decisions Group–purchased by Lexis-Nexis). Before that, he spent 8 years in management consulting, at McKinsey & Co, and AT Kearney. Howard has invested in, mentored, and advised many startups, and contributed to many open source projects.

He has many media appearances, including writing for the Guardian, USA Today, and the Washington Post, appearing on ABC (Good Morning America), MSNBC (Joy Reid), CNN, Fox News, BBC, and was a regular guest on Australia’s highest-rated breakfast news program. His talk on, “The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn”, has over 2.5 million views. He is a co-founder of the global Masks4All movement.


The first TEDx Talk is happening on a plane, but you weren't invited

Who doesn't want to get inspired while flying over the Pacific Ocean sipping a Bellini?

Qantas flight QF73 is travelling from Sydney, Australia to San Francisco, California Wednesday afternoon packed full of Australian entrepreneurs. The flight is a platform for four exceptional human beings, better known as TEDx speakers, to be involved in the world's first tech talk in the sky.

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