Dr. Catherine Havasi

Entrepreneur in Residence

Dr. Catherine Havasi is a technology strategist, artificial intelligence researcher, and entrepreneur. In the late 1990s, she co-founded the Common Sense Computing Initiative (ConceptNet), the first crowdsourced project for artificial intelligence and the largest open knowledge graph for language understanding. ConceptNet has played a role in thousands of AI projects for nearly 20 years. She cofounded Dalang Technologies which provides AI to the healthcare sector and Luminoso, which helps companies get value from customer service data. She was honored as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. She continues as a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, where she works on computational creativity. She previously directed the Digital Intuition group there. She earned a PhD at Brandeis University.