Jan Romportl is an AI researcher, entrepreneur, consultant, and executive with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Before fully moving to the startup and freelance world in 2022, he worked for seven years as the Chief Data Scientist at O2 Czech Republic, and he was the founder and CEO of Dataclair.ai – Centre for Artificial Intelligence of O2 and PPF. He has Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, master’s degree in cybernetics and control engineering, and another master’s degree in philosophy. Before moving to the commercial environment in O2 back in 2015, Jan already had 12 years of academic research and teaching experience in AI, man-machine interaction, speech technologies and philosophy. He was Head of Department of Man-Machine Interaction at New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, and a senior researcher at Department of Cybernetics. He’s still a member of Department of Philosophy at the same university and he also cooperates with Centre for Theoretical Study of Charles University and with Czech Effective Altruism Group. He organizes Prague AI Safety Meetup, he tries to be useful to the Czech AI Safety and Alignment community, and he’s involved in the global movement for minimization of existential risks. Jan is a runner, PADI divemaster, private pilot and philosopher. He’s also a lifelong Atari enthusiast and vintage computer collector.