Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis, PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an academic and consultant specializing in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Robotics. He is the founder and director of the Interactive Robots and Media Lab (IRML) and has served in various professor positions, including NYU Poly and AD. He has been a four-time TEDx speaker, as well as a speaker at Singularity University, and is also a pro-bono contributor to a number of organizations. He has more than 80 peer-reviewed academic publications. Nikolaos is a member of the MIT Educational Council, a mentor for the MIT Enterprise Forum, and is frequently invited for keynote talks worldwide.