Israeli leader in artificial intelligence earns $1 million Dan David Prize

(February 19, 2020 / JNS) Israeli tech leader Amnon Shashua will be awarded the 2020 Dan David Prize for his contributions to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) as CEO of Mobileye and co-founder of OrCam, a tech company that harnesses AI-driven computer vision.

The international Dan David prize, headquartered at Tel Aviv University, is awarded annually and includes three prizes of $1 million to each of three recipients for outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on the world.

Shashua has published more than 120 papers on artificial intelligence, holds more than 45 patents and pioneered the use of tensor analysis to computer vision and machine learning. His work has resulted in safer driving and innovation in autonomous vehicles. Since Mobileye’s acquisition by Intel in 2017, he has worked as senior vice president of Intel’s executive leadership team.