Full Name
Janelle Shane
Job Title
AI Speaker & Humorist

Janelle Shane's AI humor blog, AIweirdness.com, looks at the strange side of artificial intelligence. She has been featured on the main TED stage, in the New York Times, The Atlantic, WIRED, Popular Science, All Things Considered, Science Friday, and Marketplace, as well as being Futurist in Residence at the Smithsonian.. Her book, "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How AI Works, Thinks, and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place" uses cartoons and humorous pop-culture experiments to look inside the minds of the algorithms that run our world, making artificial intelligence and machine learning both accessible and entertaining. Shane was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and an Adweek Young Influential.
She also works as a research scientist in Colorado, where she makes computer-controlled holograms for studying the brain, and other light-steering devices. She has only made a neural network recipe once and discovered that horseradish brownies are about as terrible as you might imagine.

Janelle Shane