Oscar Salazar, a co-founder of Uber and now an independent entrepreneur, will share his perspective on entrepreneurship and technology in a talk to be held in the Main Lounge of the IMU on Monday, February 13 at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The Tippie College’s Pearson Leadership Lecture Series and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center are joining forces with the UI Lecture Committee and the UI Office of Outreach and Engagement to sponsor this event.
Salazar is heavily focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI), which he believes will play a large role in three areas: education, healthcare and transportation. From personalized robotic tutoring services to self-driving automobiles, Salazar believes that if you use technology, you can make societies better.
Salazar is currently a co-founder and chief product officer of Pager, a service that utilizes artificial intelligence to help people investigate their medical symptoms. Originally from Mexico, Salizar received his master’s degree in Canada and his PhD in Paris.