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Ashwini Asokan

Profile of Ashwini Asokan.

Updated: Nov 09, 2017 17:18 IST
Hindustan Times
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Ashwini Asokan is the chief executive officer and co-founder of MAD Street Den.

Ashwini Asokan is the Founder & CEO of Mad Street Den, a Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence company. At Mad Street Den, Ashwini and her team of 60, give the power of sight and learning to machines, teaching them to see and experience the world like we humans do. Working across San Francisco, India & London, her team has been known to build some of the most cutting edge AI tech and products.

The company launched it’s first vertical - an AI based platform that is redefining the future of retail, online, across social channels and in-store. Ashwini returned to India from Silicon Valley after more than a decade, to bootstrap her startup which she founded with her husband, Anand Chandrasekaran, a neuroscientist. As a product leader working at the intersection of socio-cultural and technological systems, she has been exploring how Artificial Intelligence can be brought out of the Science and Tech labs of the world, applied meaningfully and made accessible to billions of people across the globe. Until recently, she led the Mobile Innovation Portfolio as part of Intel Labs in California, driving research and development of AI & mobile products.

First Published: Nov 08, 2017 18:23 IST