Jacques Ludik

Founder & Group CEO of Cortex Logic

Dr Jacques Ludik is a smart technology entrepreneur, Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert, founder of multiple AI companies, author, AI ecosystem builder, and award-winning AI Leader with a Ph.D. in Computer Science (AI & Machine Learning) and 25+ years' experience in AI, Machine Learning & Data Science and its applications. Dr Ludik's latest book is titled "Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone". He is currently Founder & CEO of Cortex Group and Cortex Logic as AI Engine for Business focused on providing scalable ultra-personalized AI-enabled wellness solutions; and Founder & President of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) focused on transforming Africa through AI. Dr Jacques Ludik has also introduced a massive transformative purpose for humanity and its associated goals to help shape a beneficial human-centric future and founded Sapiens.Network as a decentralized, human-centric, user-controlled AI-driven super platform. He has also founded CSense Systems (Africa's first AI company that was sold to a multinational company, specifically General Electric in 2011) and is involved in building AI-based wellness, trading, smart healthcare and smart education based companies with data rich platforms that leverages AI technologies to unlock business, customer and societal value.
Apart from his executive management roles in these companies, he was previously VP Data Science & Chief Data Officer at Jumo, Director and Big Data & Analytics Leader at General Electric and Senior Lecturer & Researcher at Stellenbosch University. Dozens of his papers on AI were published in Journals & International Conferences as well as a book, Neural Networks and Psychopathology, published by Cambridge University Press (UK). Dr Ludik is also author of a book titled "Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone". He also has a patent filed for Knowledge Fusion. Jacques holds a B.Sc. (Cum Laude), Hons. B.Sc. (Cum Laude), M.Sc. (Cum Laude), and Ph.D. degrees from Stellenbosch University.
Dr Ludik currently also serves on the Advisory Boards of Cirrus, AI Africa Expo and Data Science Nigeria and has launched AIAfrica.wiki via MIIA. In 2019, he is also the recipient of Africa’s AI Leader of the Year Award. His massive transformative purpose is to help shape a better future in the Smart Technology Era, and specifically to help business & society thrive in Smart Technology Era. He is also passionate to help transform Africa through Smart Technologies such as AI, building AI communities & exponential organizations



PRESENTATION: Ultra-personalized AI-enabled Healthcare and Wellness