Suzanne Gildert is a founder and CSO of Kindred AI, an artificial general intelligence company with offices in San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto.

Kindred’s mission is to build human-like intelligence in machines.

In her current position at Kindred she oversees the building of the company’s intelligent human-like robots, whose brains are trained using advanced machine learning and reinforcement learning techniques. She believes strongly that the machine life Kindred is working to create should exist symbiotically with humans; that artificial general intelligence will improve our civilization; and that as robots gain human-like intelligence they should be treated as equals in our society.

Suzanne received her PhD in experimental physics from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2008. Prior to founding Kindred, Suzanne worked as a physicist at D-Wave Systems, designing and testing superconducting quantum processors, and as an applications researcher designing and building quantum artificial intelligence software. Suzanne also enjoys science outreach, extreme lifelogging, and is a published artist.