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Dr. David Ferrucci is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist of Elemental Cognition. He has over 30 years of AI experience.

Dr. Ferrucci built and led the IBM Watson team from its inception through its landmark Jeopardy success in 2011 when Watson defeated the greatest Jeopardy! players of all time.

With Elemental Cognition, "he sees a future in which AI will become a powerful amplifier of human creative potential – a system based not on machine learning but natural learning that will enable humans and machines to explore, collaborate and ask 'why' together." Dr. Ferrucci shares more about his vision in the above talk, which took place at the last edition of PopTech.  

We are hiring.

With offices in Connecticut and New York City, we are looking for passionate, skilled, and hands-on researchers and application developers who want the freedom and opportunity to solve the real problem in AI today — getting computers to fluently and intelligently dialog about any topic that they read, demonstrating levels of understanding never achieved before by any automated system.

We are looking for the world’s best:

  • AI research scientists with experience in one or more of the following disciplines: natural language processing, automated reasoning, deep learning, knowledge representation and cognition.
  • Software engineers with experience in application development and/or software system infrastructure and performance.

  • If you think you would like to be a part of our team, please email your resume to We are excited to learn more about you!


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