Mark Nitzberg

Executive Director of CHAI

Dr. Mark Nitzberg is currently Executive Director of CHAI, as well as head of strategic outreach for Berkeley AI Research (BAIR). He began studying AI as a stowaway student at MIT in the early 1980’s, and wrote his Ph.D. in Computer Vision and Human Perception in 1991 under David Mumford at Harvard University.

Mark has built companies and products in the areas of computer vision, machine learning, financial portfolio optimization, workflow efficiencies, online commerce, development aid data capture and analytics, and film and theatre. Most recently he was the Director of Computer Vision Products at A9/Amazon following their acquisition of The Blindsight Corporation, a maker of assistive technologies for low vision and active aging, where Mark was founding CEO.