Ariel Elizarov’s background is in Neuroscience and Behaviour. Later on, Ariel studied Business and Government. He had loved the brain ever since he was a little kid, Ariel thought the processes were absolutely fascinating, specifically when looking at cognition and the way that binary signals can make way for more than just standard logic, but also fuzzy factors. That’s why he decided to go into artificial intelligence.
What is your business all about?
Our company is a Cambridge-based AI consulting startup, we help companies by managing their research, recruitment, development, and deployment in regards to building AI solutions to their biggest business problems. We do this by leveraging our network of 200+ consultant, including professors and students at some of the country’s top institutions as well as experts from industry leaders. We’re partnered with IBM, Amazon, and Nvidia. We are a Columbia Business School startup as well as a part of the CIC, Hubspot’s startup program, and the Y Combinator Startup School. We’re going for our Series A soon, with a huge project in mind.
How do you think technology will affect the way we do business 10 years from now?
In 10 years, the Analytics/AI revolution will affect a business’s repetitive mental tasks as much as the industrial revolution affected their repetitive physical tasks. Technology will enable us to accelerate the rate at which we make vital decision (market strategies, patient care and recovery, drug development, delay prediction, and advertising), increase security (active response systems and blockchain encryption), and improve the processing speed for existing systems (quantum computing and biocomputing). The economy and consumer markets will become more personal, with ads everywhere tailored to you, medication based on your specific genome, and traffic lead by autonomous vehicles. Quality of life will improve, and accessibility will increase for everyone.
What 3 books would you recommend every entrepreneur read?
I’ll give you three books and two subscriptions: For the books, Eric Ries’s “The Lean Startup” for the pure methodology, “Getting to Yes” by Will Ury and Roger Fisher for negotiations, and “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton Christensen. For the subscriptions, the Harvard Business Review and the MIT Tech Review.