Liesl Yearsley is CEO of  an AI company, A·kin, doing core AI research, creating AI able to form deep relationships with humans, and solve complex problems in uncertain environments. A·kin is a Public Benefit Corporateion, with the aim of the responsible co-evolution of AI and humanity. Before that, Yearsley was CEO and founder of Cognea, an AI copmany that was acquired by IBM, and is now a significant part of Watson.