Prof. Amnon Shashua is President & CEO of Mobileye and a Senior Vice President at Intel Corporation. In 1999, he founded Mobileye, which develops system-on-chips and computer vision algorithms for driving assistance systems and is developing a platform for autonomous driving to be launched in 2021. Today, over 65 million cars rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, by raising $1B at a market cap of $5.3B. In August 2017, Mobileye 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. Shashua has published over 120 papers in the field of machine learning and computational vision and holds over 45 patents. In addition to Mobileye, he has founded a number of startups in the fields of computer vision and machine learning: in 1995, he founded CogniTens, which specializes in industrial metrology; in 2010, he co-founded OrCam, which harnesses computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist the visually and hearing impaired; and most recently he founded AI21 Labs, which is working to use AI to understand and create natural language.