Art Panel: Intersection of AI and Art

AI is redefining human endeavor. In what ways is this technology changing the narrative for immigrants and diaspora? We will examine that critical topic in this panel discussion

Nikhil Abraham

CEO of CloudChef 

Nikhil is is redefining culinary boundaries from Palo Alto, California. A graduate of the prestigious IIT Bombay in Mechanical Engineering, he has turned his cofounders' and his innovative vision into reality with CloudChef. CloudChef enables consumers to eat from their favourite restaurants and chefs from across the world, locally, by codifying and perfectly replicating these dishes across the world in AI-powered cooking facilities. This innovation has br ought to life over 200,000 meals spanning more than 40% of global cuisines - including meals from several Michelin star chefs and time-tested restaurants, earning attention from media giants such as CNBC, NBC Bay Area, Eater, CNN, and Forbes.

Aside from his technological endeavors, which includes his previous startup SoundRex (now, Nikhil has a deep-rooted passion for music and physics. He played keyboards for two well-known Mumbai bands, Disciples of the Old Monk and Symphony Novel.

Nikhil's story is one of passion, innovation, and relentless commitment to challenging the status quo. Nikhil wants to advance humanity to a future where everybody has access to personalized high quality, nutritious food and thinks AI and automation is the answer

( His image is over 20 megapixel - need Nishita to make changes)


Madhu Vudali

CEO, Faro

Madhu Vudali

Madhu Vudali is the CEO & Founder of Faro, a company specializing in customer engagement and retention. Madhu is a tech veteran with leadership positions at Apple, Google, and several startups.  Although he is not an artist himself, he is an avid supporter of the arts and is keen to learn about how technology continues to shape how we create and enjoy the arts. He lives in Saratoga, CA with his wife, 2 daughters, and 2 pets.


Moderated by

Zehra Cataltepe

Zehra Cataltpe

After getting her Ph.D. from Caltech in Computer Science, Zehra worked at Bell Labs, StreamCenter and then Siemens Corporate Research. She has over 30 years of machine learning experience in industry and academia, 18 patents, 100+ publications. In 2019-2020, Zehra was chosen 3X  Women Entrepreneur of the Year.  Zehra aims to disrupt the way AI is deployed through agile and easy to use, no-code AI solutions serving and working with and for the business users in insurance companies. This approach made TAZI a Gartner Cool Vendor and with the current timing it will bring endless opportunities to the insurance industry.  

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