Study Group with Congressman Will Hurd - Artificial Intelligence Taking Over with Suman Kanuganti, Founder and CEO of Personal.AI


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This seminar will explore with Suman Kanuganti, a leading AI entrepreneur developing Personal Language Models (PLM), the AI tidal wave and its consequences for society, economy, and culture. Congress has failed to demonstrate an ability to properly regulate Big Tech in the past. Will this inability influence whether artificial intelligence will be humanity's greatest ally or its ultimate usurper?

GUEST: Suman Kanuganti, Founder and CEO of Personal.AI, will join Resident Fellow, Congressman Will Hurd, virtually for the April 2 session.

Suman Kanuganti is an entrepreneur driven by creating technology to solve meaningful problems that impact humans. He holds an MBA from the University of California, San Diego, MS in Robotics from the University of Columbia Missouri and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kakatiya University India. Kanuganti co-founded Aira, a pioneering augmented reality service combining AI and Human agents for the blind and low vision. Under his leadership, Aira gained widespread adoption across cities, airports, universities, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. The service was recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the "Best Inventions of the Year" and by Fast Company as a "World Changing Idea." In 2020, Kanuganti founded Personal AI with the vision of democratizing AI and safeguarding privacy. Personal AI creates digital twins - AI versions of real people that encapsulate their memories, knowledge and persona. This allows individuals to have an AI presence that can interact with others on their behalf while protecting personal data. Kanuganti's mission is to make advanced AI accessible to everyone while upholding stringent privacy standards. He envisions Personal AI empowering people to create and control their own AI representatives, fostering a future where AI augments rather than replaces human capabilities.

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