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Tobias Martens

Tobias Martens
Founder, Head of Research, whoelse.ai


Tobias is a technology sociologist and political scientist. He started whoelse.ai in 2013 with the idea to make Internet services explainable in a simplified, child-like, language. Since September 2018 the project operates as an R&D company based in Berlin.

Tobias studied Public Policy at the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance in Berlin, Technology Sociology at the University of Vienna, and European Studies at the City University Bremen and International University of Cairo. Since 2010 he works for public agencies, venture-financed startups, consulting companies, and in research and education. From 2011 to 2014 he was appointed as Young Advisor to EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes on the Digital Agenda for Europe.


14:3515:15 Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Location: Westminster Suite
Tobias Martens (whoelse.ai)
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More than 50% of all interactions between humans and machines are expected to be speech-based by 2022. The challenge: Every AI interprets human language slightly different. Tobias Martens details current issues in NLP interoperability and uses Chomsky's theory of universal hard-wired grammar to outline a framework to make the human voice in AI universal, accountable, and computable. Read more.
  • Intel AI
  • O'Reilly
  • Amazon Web Services
  • IBM Watson
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • AXA

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