Catherine Havasi


Basis Technology

Dr. Catherine Havasi is a technology strategist, artificial intelligence researcher, and entrepreneur. In her role at Basis Technology, she sets the direction for the flagship text analytics product, Rosette, both strategically and technically. 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 provided 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.  

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