Pascal Kaufmann (@PascalKaufmann) is a neuroscientist-turned-entrepreneur, who founded Starmind - one of Europe’s leading artificial intelligence technology companies - and Mindfire - a foundation created to incentivize collaboration in AI research. Inc magazine mentioned Pascal in the same sentence with no other than Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking.
In this episode we’ll talk about how Pascal became fascinated with artificial intelligence research, some of the experiments he worked on, what advice he has for aspiring entrepreneurs, and unique insights into Starmind.
02:38 -- How Pascal got interested in the topic of artificial intelligence
05:00 -- Scientific experiments connecting brains to machines
06:30 -- Why Pascal decided to found an AI company - Starmind
08:20 -- The general state of AI & where we are at
10:15 -- Resources to get started with a career in AI
12:30 -- Tips for aspiring entrepreneurs / mistakes to avoid
14:20 -- Insights into Starmind
15:40 -- Favorite books & movies
17:30 -- Pascal’s personal advisory board / mentors
19:10 -- Hobbies & habits to take your mind-off your startup
20:00 -- Advice to fellow entrepreneurs & future leaptakers
22:50 -- Closing thoughts - Switzerland as a hotspot for AI companies
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