Xavier Amatriain

Co-founder and CTO, Curai


Xavier Amatriain is currently co-founder and CTO of Curai, a stealth startup trying to radically improve healthcare for patients by using AI.

Previous to this, he was VP of Engineering at Quora, and Research/engineering Director at Netflix, where he led the team building the famous Netflix recommendation algorithms. Before going into leadership positions in industry, Xavier was a research scientist at Telefonica Research and a research director at UCSB. With over 50 publications (and 3k+ citations) in different fields, Xavier is best known for his work on machine learning in general and recommender systems in particular. He has lectured at different universities both in the US and Spain and is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences and companies.

My Sessions

Redesigning medicine with AI

Main Hall

The practice of medicine involves diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases.  Recent technological breakthroughs have made a little dent in the centuries-old system of practicing medicine: complex diagnostic decisions are still mostly dependent on “educated” work-ups of the doctors and rely on somewhat outdated tools and incomplete data. In the meantime, AI is emerging as […]