Co-Founder, Mobileye

Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. For his academic achievements he received the MARR prize Honorable Mention in 2001, the Kaye innovation award in 2004, and the Landau award in exact sciences in 2005. In 1999 Prof. Shashua co-founded Mobileye, an Israeli company developing a system-on-chip and computer vision algorithms for a driving assistance system, providing a full range of active safety features using a single camera. Today 90% of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer to drive. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, by raising $1B at a market cap of $5.3B, which has since soared to almost $10B. In addition, Mobileye’s revolutionary autonomous driving technology will be available for the public starting early 2016 and is going to completely change the way people will drive cars in the future. In 2010 Prof. Shashua co-founded OrCam with a clear mission – harness the power of artificial vision to assist people who are visually impaired or blind. Based on advanced machine perception and artificial intelligence capabilities, the OrCam device is unique in its ability to provide visual aid to hundreds of millions of people, through a discreet wearable platform. Within its wide-ranging scope of capabilities, OrCam’s device can read most texts (both indoors and outdoors) and learn to recognize thousands of new items and faces.