Pilar Manchón

SpecialitySenior Director of Research Strategy at Google AI
Senior Director of Research Strategy at Google AIPilar Manchón is the Senior Director of Research Strategy at Google AI, focused on advancing the state-of-the-art in the field, applying AI to products and to new domains, and developing tools to ensure that everyone can access AI. Pilar also serves on the Advisory Board of numerous AI companies and venture capital firms. She is an investor, a lecturer and a public speaker. Pilar has been a leading voice within the AI industry for more than 22 years: as an entrepreneur, driving her AI startup through a successful exit, and as an executive at companies such as Roku, Amazon and Intel. After building high-performance teams, launching full product lines, raising millions in venture capital and developing leading-edge AI, Pilar believes that having an inspiring mission and a hard-working, determined and diverse team are the key to a successful venture. Pilar’s main areas of expertise range from Natural Language Understanding and Multimodal Conversational Systems to Speech Recognition & Synthesis, Machine Translation and Language Technologies and AI in general. Pilar is particularly interested in Intelligent Conversational Agents, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Ambient Computing & Robotics. Pilar is originally from Spain and holds an MSc. in Cognitive Science and Natural Language, a Masters in Business Internationalization and a Ph.D. in Multimodal Conversational Systems.