AI in Action E27: Fabian J.G. Westerheide, CEO and Founder at Rise of AI


Welcome to episode 27 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and in Europe.

Today’s guest is Fabian J.G. Westerheide. Fabian is the Founding Managing Partner of Asgard, who are an Early Stage Venture Capital for European leading Artificial Intelligence companies. Fabian has advised governmental institutions including the European Commission, the German parliament, Fortune 500 companies and startups on AI strategy.

Fabian is also the CEO and Founder of the Rise of AI Conference, the European conference for 800 leaders in Artificial Intelligence. Fabian launched Rise of AI in 2014, with only ten participants to discuss the potential of an upcoming Singularity. His passion for AI has helped grow the conference to over 800 guests and 60 speakers in just five years.

In the show, Fabian will discuss:

His inspiring work within AI

Artificial Intelligence: Hype v Reality

How AI in Europe compares to the United States and China

How Germany and Europe can become the global AI Leader

The need for a European Open Data policy

Advice for entrepreneurs looking to move into the AI space

The fifth annual Rise of AI Conference takes place this Thursday 16 May at Deutsche Telekom’s Representative Office in Berlin-Mitte. There are some tickets still available so if interested in heading along sign up here to buy your tickets today. For more information, check out

We also have a special pre-Rise of AI meetup this Wednesday 15 May from 6pm at Omio offices in Schonhauser Allee 180, Berlin. Join industry leaders who are applying AI to the field of mobility including Mobimeo’s Sergey Burkov &  Sophie Chauvin, Deutsche Bahn’s Jan Christoph Jahne and Mattu Lyra from Comtravo. Sign up now our on meetup page to book your spot.

To find out more about Fabian and his work at Asgard, check out the website and you can also connect with him on Linkedin and Twitter.

What did you make of Sotir’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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