Founder, Future Grind (Pittsburgh, United States)
Ryan O’Shea is an entrepreneur and futurist speaker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the host of Future Grind, a podcast and video series that explores the ethics and implications of emerging science and technology. In 2017, Ryan co-founded the artificial intelligence startup Behaivior, which uses machine learning and automated just-in-time intervention to tackle addiction. Behaivior was recently named a Top 10 team in the third and final round of the $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, and has funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and others. Ryan has represented NASA and CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Solar System Ambassador, and serves both as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and an ambassador for Pittsburgh AI. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and currently sits on the boards of numerous non-profits in Western Pennsylvania.