Dr. Jerry Kaplan

Dr. Jerry Kaplan

Artificial Intelligence Expert, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Futurist

Dr. Jerry Kaplan is widely known as an Artificial Intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, and bestselling author. He is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University where he serves as Strategic Director at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is also a Fellow at the Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University Law School, and teaches Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Stanford’s Computer Science Department.

Kaplan founded several technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. He is the author of the best-selling classic “Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure” (Houghton-Mifflin, 1995); “Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (Yale University Press, 2015); and “Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford Press, 2016).

Kaplan has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Business Week. He holds a BA in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.