Matthew Zeiler

Matthew Zeiler

Founder & CEO, Clarifai


Matthew Zeiler is the founder and CEO of Clarifai, an artificial intelligence startup that uses sophisticated machine learning to classify images and videos. A computer vision expert with a PhD in machine learning from New York University, Matthew applied his award-winning research in visual recognition to propel the industry from theory to real-world applications, and bring advanced visual recognition AI solutions to the masses.

After two internships at Google and studying alongside renowned machine learning pioneers Geoff Hinton and Yann LeCun, Matthew founded Clarifai in November 2013. The company has been a market leader in visual recognition since winning the top five places in image classification at the ImageNet 2013 competition -- beating out industry juggernauts like IBM and Adobe -- and its technology has provided custom solutions for businesses and developers across a wide range of verticals and intelligent apps. As CEO, Matthew leads Clarifai’s vision of a world where AI is easily accessible and taught by a diverse group of people with unique backgrounds. He received a bachelor’s degree in applied science from University of Toronto and currently resides in New York.