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David Klein

Director of AI Development
Conservation Metrics, Inc.


David's scientific and entrepreneurial career has been devoted to developing neural-inspired learning algorithms for challenging sensor analysis applications, primarily in the auditory and visual modalities. A multiple startup veteran and advisor, David was the Algorithm Architect and Machine Learning Manager at Audience, developing brain-inspired speech analysis chips used in the iPhone and Galaxy; CTO and co-founder of BlackSwan Technologies, developing a neural-network based video CODEC; and CTO of Ersatz Labs, developing the first cloud-GPU deep learning platform. Deeply inspired by the natural world, his academic research explored the representation of complex sounds in the brain, and he developed the auditory system for a large AI entity at the Swiss Expo.02.