Co-Founder and Research Scientist
Dr. Colin W. P. Lewis, Ph.D. is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher, although he prefers to call it Machine Intelligence (MI). Most of his work focuses on understanding human intelligence and creating solutions for artificial intelligence that benefits humanity.
He is also an Adjunct Professor and international business and policy advisor, specialized in the social and economic impact of technological change. With specific knowledge of the evolving conditions of technology for productivity growth, development, labor, (in)equality, and competitiveness.
Colin was previously a Data Scientist for one of the world's fastest growing Data Software companies where he managed Machine Learning project installations across multiple systems in several Central Banks. This work required him to have a deep familiarity with cause prioritization and macrostrategy of household debt and savings – his project design, management and oversight helped over 1 million people get out of debt and embark on sustainable savings programs.
Colin has a Ph.D. in Behavioural Economics & Data Science. In the past he was an advisor to the management board of an annual turnover 100 billion Euro company and before that he was the founder and CEO of a software integration company, taking the business from start-up to stock-listing.
Although Colin has contributed to a variety of fields in economics, his research generally has a specific focus in understanding intelligence and building beneficial AI. His research has also shed light on technology automation, robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and their impact on society. His diverse background ensures he has the ability to synthesize knowledge from various disciplines and to make judgments and solid recommendations about future scenarios.
His spare time is spent reading, playing chess, or doing something athletic, where he walks or runs with Sherlock an English Springer Spaniel — together they typically cover 20 to 25 km's each day. He is a triathlete and vegan, passionate about animal welfare and helping others be the best they can be in service of our fellow humans and other creatures on this beautiful planet.
Co-Founder and Research Scientist
Dr. Dagmar Monett, Ph.D. Computer Science. Dagmar is Professor of Computer Science at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, where she has been teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Software Engineering since 2010. She received a B.S. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Havana University, Cuba in 1992 and 1998, respectively, and a Dr. rer nat. in Computer Science from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany in 2005.
Within the scope of her Ph.D. in the field of Artificial Intelligence, her biggest scientific passion, she developed a multi-agent system for the automatic configuration (i.e. hyperparameter tuning) of metaheuristic algorithms (like artificial neural networks, evolution-based algorithms, among others). Some of the applications included the use of Genetic Algorithms for the estimation of kinetic parameters in copolymerizations. The results were of importance for the controlled liberation of certain medicaments in the human body.
Her research at the Department of Computer Science, Humboldt University, contributed to the Socionics field and to the study of sociological systems from the point of view of hybrid organizations of activities between human actors and artificial agents. During her position at the DFG Research Center MATHEON and at the Department of Mathematics, Humboldt University, her research focused on Algorithmic Differentiation and differential-algebraic equations. Her current research interests include intelligence research, machine learning, robotics, distributed AI, digital education ethics, AI ethics, knowledge-based systems, soft computing, and Computer Science education.
Dagmar has more than 30 years of research and teaching experience. She has taught in Germany, England, Venezuela, and Cuba, where she was born and raised.
She mentors young startups at the Startup Incubator Berlin from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, has been a TPC member for different scientific conferences worldwide, and supports SOS Children's Villages International and the German STEM Initiative.
Dagmar is a long distance runner, a Yoga practitioner, an avid reader, and a life-long learner.