Radhika Dirks uses artificial intelligence to work on the biggest possible innovations: augmenting human minds, discovering new drugs, automating scientific experiments. She’s interested in moonshots, the big ideas that will change the way we live and think, and she says that artificial intelligence is going to get us there. Radhika is an authentic tech visionary, and her work has led to her being named one of Forbes’ 30 Women in AI to Watch and one of Deloitte’s top women in the AI world.
Radhika’s artificial intelligence leadership includes co-founding Seldn, an AI start-up that accurately predicted the rise of ISIS, and her work as CEO and co-founder of XLabs, a moonshot factory for artificial intelligence innovations that is already solving huge problems—like getting closer to the cure for cancer. She can teach you how to use AI to solve your problems. You don’t need to be an expert in AI; you just need to be passionate about something. In Radhika’s words: “AI is an amplifier. You must have something to amplify…lean into a mission that truly inspires you and one you can’t seem to let go of. Then become a vortex – a force of nature hell-bent on solving that problem. What you will see then is that AI or the right new technology will no longer be an option, but the only way forward. And in turn, you are no longer just an A-player in that technology—you will end up at the top.”