Prof. Amnon Shashua is President & CEO of Mobileye and a Senior Vice President at Intel Corporation. In 1999, he founded Mobileye, which develops system-on-chips and computer vision algorithms for driving assistance systems and is developing a platform forautonomous driving to be launched in 2021. Today, over 60 million cars rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, by raising $1B at a market cap of $5.3B. In August 2017, Mobileye became an Intel company in the largest Israeli acquisition deal ever, for a total of $15.3B.
Prof. Shashua holds the Sachs Chair in Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; his field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. Shashua has published over 120 papers in the field of machine learning and computational vision and holds over 45 patents. In addition to Mobileye, he has founded a number of startups in the fields of computer vision and machine learning: in 1995, he founded CogniTens, which specializes in industrial metrology; in 2010, he co-founded OrCam, which harnesses computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist the visually and hearing impaired; and most recently he founded AI21 Labs, which is working to use AI to understand and create natural language.
In addition to his AI based companies, Shashua has announced a new initiative, a digital bank in Israel, which will be the country's first new bank in 40 years. In 2019, Shashua was recognized as theElectronic Imaging (EI) Scientist of the Year by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) for his pivotal contributions to computer vision and machine learning, and for advancing autonomous driving and wearable assistive devices for the blindand visually impaired. Shashua and his team were also finalists in the European Inventor Awards of 2019, awarded by the European Patent Office, for their advanced driver assistance technology which is making roads safer worldwide. In 2020, Shashua was awarded the Dan David Prize (Future Category) for his ground-breaking work in artificial intelligence.