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Ashish Vaswani

Essential AI Labs
Co-Founder & CEO

Ashish Vaswani is the Co-Founder and CEO of Essential AI. A leading computer scientist, Vaswani previously worked for Google Brain and interned at IBM. He is one of the main inventors of the Transformer, the model that underpins Generative AI. The paper presenting the Transformer, which he co-authored with his co-founder Niki Parmar, has been cited more than 50,000 times, leading to the capabilities of models such as GPT, Google’s BERT, Microsoft’s MT-DNN. His work has also advanced state-of-the-art in computer vision, DNA sequence correction, image and music generation, and has enabled the unification of machine learning with the Transformer as the centerpiece. Prior to Essential AI, Vaswani co-founded Adept AI in 2021 with Niki Parmar and other colleagues from Google Brain and DeepMind. Vaswani earned his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California (USC) under the supervision of Dr. Liang Huang and Dr. David Chiang where he pioneered neural network language models for machine translation.

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Ashish Vaswani

Essential AI Labs
Co-Founder & CEO
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