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Ushering the Next Generation of Transportation with Luminar

Posted Oct 20, 2022 | Views 827
# TransformX 2022
# Keynote
Austin Russell
Founder & CEO @ Luminar

Austin is an engineer, entrepreneur, and lidar industry pioneer for autonomous vehicles. He founded Luminar in 2012 with a mission to usher in a new era of vehicle safety and autonomy. After years of ground-up technology development and breakthroughs, he has grown it into a global public company working with 50 industry partners, including the majority of global automotive OEMs. From Volvo Cars and Mercedes-Benz for consumer vehicles and Daimler Trucks for commercial trucks, to tech partners NVIDIA and Intel’s Mobileye, Luminar is poised to be the first automotive technology company to enable next-generation safety and autonomous capabilities for production vehicles.

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Alexandr Wang
CEO & Founder @ Scale AI

Alexandr Wang is the founder and CEO of Scale AI, the data platform accelerating the development of artificial intelligence. Alex founded Scale as a student at MIT at the age of 19 to help companies build long-term AI strategies with the right data and infrastructure. Under Alex's leadership, Scale has grown to a $7bn valuation serving hundreds of customers across industries from finance to e-commerce to U.S. government agencies.

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Austin Russell, CEO and Founder of Luminar, will join Alexandr Wang, CEO and Founder of Scale for a fireside chat. The two will discuss the parallel missions of their respective companies with the purpose of training better models on high-quality, labeled data collected from the best 3D sensors available for autonomous systems.

Wang will ask Russell about his journey from Stanford dropout to his company’s 2020 NASDAQ IPO, product development, and how he thinks about building the machine learning infrastructure to train better models on 3D point cloud data. Russell will explain why he believes high-quality 3D sensors are essential for safe autonomy, and why simple 2D imagery doesn’t suffice.

Russell was a 2013 Thiel Fellow, which allowed him to drop out of his undergraduate studies and focus on Luminar full-time. He also became the world’s youngest billionaire as a result of his company’s IPO.trans

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