Joel Kowalewski is an AI/Machine Learning scientist. He received his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside, focusing on computational neuroscience, and has a Master’s in Neuroscience from San Diego State University, where he developed computational models using brain imaging data to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. He has also developed AI/machine learning models that accelerated the discovery of disease treatments, while identifying those that may be toxic with long-term use. As a contractor, in partnership with Fortune 500 companies, he has successfully predicted human taste and odor perception, aiding in the creation of new food, beverage and personal care products. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Psychology Today, and by the National Science Foundation. Currently, he is the Chief Technology Officer at Sensorygen, a company that builds AI/machine learning platforms to discover safe, natural, and effective replacements for chemicals in everyday products. He is passionate about teaching machine learning/AI as a tool to think differently and approach problems that previously seemed impossible.