Advisory Board

Raya Bidshahri

Raya Bidshahri is passionately engaged in the social and existential implications that current exponentially advancing technology will have on our species. She is a Writer, as well as Founder and CEO of Awecademy.
Awecademy is an online educational platform that offers global learners the opportunity to learn, connect, and solve humanity’s grand challenges. It prepares young minds for a future that will be radically different from today’s.
A passion for transforming global education and inspiring future generations to take a cosmic perspective is clear in her work. She has cofounded various national and international initiatives including SciFest Dubai, Intelligent Optimism, and Cafe Scientifique Dubai.
As an author on SingularityHub, she inspires with possibilities of how we can use new technology to achieve more. Past articles discuss Why Intelligent Optimism Is Crucial to Human Progress and How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn.
Raya has spoken at numerous conferences on the topics of disruptive technologies, exponential thinking, and innovative education. You can watch some of her talks online: Raya Bidshahri | Science is Awesome | Critical Wonder Serious Awe | SciFest Dubai and What if we could create infinite minds?: Raya Bidshahri at TEDxYouth@Winchester. You can also listen to her podcasts, about the Initiatives she has cofounded TCR Podcast #159: Raya Bidshahri, and about the future role of AI in recruitment Raya Bidshahri, Science Journalist, Artificial Intelligence Advisor and Co-Founder of Intelligent Optimism.
Read her AngelList, LinkedIn, SingularityHub, and TED profiles. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. View her presentations on Prezi. Visit her website.