How AI is Eating the World?

April 26, 2021

GLODEM AI & CSS Seminar Series

GLODEM proudly presents the fourth seminar of its AI & CSS Seminar Series, Spring 2021 with Ergi Şener’s talk on 30 April (Friday).

GLODEM AI & CSS Seminar Series brings together practitioners working on AI usage in various fields and scholars specializing in computational social sciences. The seminar series is moderated by MA-CSSL, which is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at Koç University, established with the purpose of conducting cutting-edge research on the applications of computational methods to social science questions.


Date: 30 April 2021 – Friday

Time: 18:00- 19:30

Speaker: Ergi Şener, Co-Founder and CEO of Payneer

Title: How AI is eating the world?

Abstract: “Today, AI is eating the World”. With the development of AI, we are witnessing a series of fundamental changes ranging from driverless vehicles to image processing; from natural language processing, to optimization problems; from robotic systems to “drones”; or from speech recognition technologies and virtual assistants to process automation. AI will penetrate more into our lives in the post-Corona period. In this seminar, recent developments in AI as well as the increasing impact of AI on our lives and some best practices and applications from different sectors will be delivered.

Bio: Ergi Şener, who is indicated as one of the 20 Turkish people to be followed in the field of technology and listed in Fortune Türkiye 40under40, received a BS in Microelectronics Engineering in 2005 and double MS in Computer Science & Management in 2007 from Sabancı University. He is pursuing a PhD degree in Management. Ergi began his career as the co-founder and business development director of New Tone Technology Solutions in 2007 with the partnership of Sabancı University’s Venture Program. After the successful exit of this company, between 2009 and 2013, he worked at Garanti Payment Systems, Turkcell and MasterCard Europe. After his corporate career, Ergi acted as a serial entrepreneur and founded several companies on fintech, IoT and AI. He was also the managing director of a Dutch based incubation center. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of a next generation fintech, Payneer. During his career, among with many others Ergi received “Big Data Analysis & Data Mining Innovation Award” in 2017 & 2018, “”Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award” in 2014, “MasterCard Europe President’s Award for Innovation” in 2013 and “Payment System of the Year Award” and Turkcell CEO Award’12. Ergi is an instructor at Sabancı University and Bahcesehir University, and writes technology articles for Hurriyet. He also supports start-ups as a mentor and angel investor.


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