Anita Schjøll Brede

CEO & Co-Founder of Iris AI

Anita Schjøll Brede is an entrepreneur, storyteller, tech geek and startup kid. She is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of Iris AI – an artificial intelligence that will read all of the world’s science and help us connect the dots. She also serves as a board member at Ulstein Group ASA and a sought-after public speaker on topics like AI, self-driving cars, genomics, robots, colonization of mars, personalized medicine and the general craziness of the future – and how we can use this craziness to make the world better.

The past 10 years her career has spanned 9 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, performing theatre for babies, reducing energy consumption in the process industry through heat exchanger network optimization, getting 30 (mainly middle-age male) engineers to dance to ABBA in front of their co-workers, facilitating solar light business creation in Kenya, and trying to disrupt the recruitment industry. She also dropped by 6 universities on the way. And built a race car.

Connecting Minds. Creating The Future.

Keynote Speaker Anita Brede – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Learning (when machines are smarter than we are – then what?)

ASB Auditorium

Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence bear signs that every part of our society soon will be transformed. This has some great promises, but also some challenges. So what is this AI thing really about? What are the opportunities – and implications – for higher learning? Should we be worried, or should we fully embrace this […]


The Great Debate: Do Universities’ Best Days Lie Ahead?

ASB Auditorium

Thought provoking and entertaining, this structured debate will definitely be fun. MC of the debate – Liz Gosling 3 members on each side of the debate. Professor Rob Allen, AUT John O’Brien Maria Heijne Kerry Holling, Western Sydney University Anita Schjøll Brede Jim Groom