“Artificial intelligence is transforming how we live. At Mobileye, by applying our decades of experience and research in applied AI, we're saving lives and making our roads more accessible. Now we will see AI expanding to other fields to benefit humanity in new ways.”

Prof. Amnon Shashua

CEO and Founder, Mobileye

“Artificial intelligence is transforming how we live. At Mobileye, by applying our decades of experience and research in applied AI, we're saving lives and making our roads more accessible. Now we will see AI expanding to other fields to benefit humanity in new ways.”

Prof. Amnon Shashua

CEO and Founder, Mobileye

VISION TO REALITY

Prof. Amnon Shashua

Prof. Amnon Shashua is a professor of computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President & CEO of Mobileye, and a Senior Vice President at Intel Corporation. He is a 2020 Dan David Prize laureate in the field of artificial intelligence and was selected as the 2022 Mobility Innovator by the Automotive Hall of Fame. In 1999, Shashua co-founded Mobileye, which claimed the title in 2014 of the largest Israeli IPO ever, and in 2017 the company became an Intel company in the largest Israeli acquisition deal ever, for a total of $15.3B.

Prof. Shashua holds the Sachs Chair in Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning and he has published over 160 papers and holds over 94 patents in this field. In 2010, more than a decade after establishing Mobileye, Shashua cofounded OrCam Technologies, a pioneer in developing personal, AI-driven platforms to provide increased independence for people who are blind, visually or hearing-impaired, or otherwise disabled. The company's flagship OrCam MyEye assistive technology device was named a TIME Best Invention of 2019. Shashua's latest companies are also in the field of AI: AI21 Labs, which helps AI systems process language as a human mind would.

In addition to his AI-based companies, Shashua founded "One Zero", the first digital bank in Israel, which is the country's first new bank in 40 years.

In 2019, Shashua was recognized as the Electronic Imaging (EI) Scientist of the Year by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) for his pivotal contributions to computer vision and machine learning, and for advancing autonomous driving and wearable assistive devices for the blind and visually impaired. Shashua and his Mobileye team were also finalists in the European Inventor Awards of 2019, awarded by the European Patent Office for their advanced driver assistance technology, which is making roads safer worldwide.

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