Maria Ritola is a Finnish entrepreneur, a visionary and an experienced speaker. She is a co-founder of Iris.ai, a technology company that she established at Singularity University, Silicon Valley in 2015. At Iris.ai Maria builds an AI Science Assistant with her 15-strong team to help researchers make a far better use of scientific literature than what has been possible until now. Iris.ai is an AI XPrize Finalist, have honorary mentions in Nature and Science magazines and has been selected among TOP10 most innovative AI companies in the world by Fast Company.
Maria Ritola is an award-winning technology influencer in the Nordics. She has been selected e.g. as the young person of the year in Finland and among the most influential women in technology by Nordic Business Insider. Maria has given hundreds of talks for a wide variety of audiences on topics such as Future of work, Problem solving with machine learning, Humans and machines: what does a meaningful interaction look like, Technologies’ role at solving the most pressing problems of our time, AI and ethics and Building a sustainable data economy.