From DroneBlog: Meet the Young CTO Taking AI By Storm

Anouk Visser isn’t a typical grad student at the University of Amsterdam. At age 24, Anouk is already managing her second successful startup as the Chief Technology Officer for Birds.ai. She’s also a fellow of the prestigious Kairos Society, on the board of DutchUAS, and nominated for the VIVA 400 Award for entrepreneurial and inspiring women. Anouk’s success in machine learning almost wasn’t. She was originally interested in Computer Science, but said “luckily I visited an information session about the AI Bachelor and thought the subfield of Natural Language Processing would be the best choice for me. That was wrong again, but it put me on the right track!” At Birds.ai, Anouk and her team have built technology that identifies specific objects from aerial imagery, and automatically measures, tracks, and reports their progress. Agriculture and inspection industries have been identified as the first likely customers, but Birds.ai won’t stop there. […]

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Vote for our CTO As Your Favorite VIVA400 Woman!

It’s no surprise to us that our AI wizard and CTO Anouk Visser has been nominated for the VIVA400 awards under the Knappe Koppen category!  The VIVA400 awards focus on entrepreneurial, inspiring, and ambitious women. Anouk is on a serious roll, after recently presenting at 2 major conferences – GTC Europe and TedXAmsterdamWomen.  GTC Europe is the premier conference for GPU technology and attracts nearly 2,000 attendees interested in learning how AI can be applied in different industries. TEDxAmsterdamWomen focuses on the unique way in which women contribute to global change and thus reshape the future. Anouk did so well in her presentation, in fact, that she was one of three women invited to pitch at the final  event. Vote for Anouk by heading over to VIVA400.  And, don’t miss another accolade by following her on Twitter: @anoukvisser.

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