Hassan Sawaf - Director of AI at Amazon Web Services
With nearly 20 years of expertise in language technologies, Hassan Sawaf is well-recognized in the field of machine translation, speech recognition, and machine learning. As Director of AI at Amazon Web Services, Hassan's focus is building services and technologies to fuel Amazon and Amazon AWS customer initiatives with human language technology and machine learning.
Prior to joining Amazon Web Services, Hassan was Sr. Director, Cognitive Computing at eBay, and also held management roles with several companies in the language solutions space, including AIXPLAIN AG, AppTek Inc., Net2Voice and SAIC. Hassan speaks fluent English, German and Arabic, holds patents in the areas of machine translation and computer vision and continues to be active in the Angel investor community.
He holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, and attended the University for his Ph.D. studies.
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