Jerry Kaplan

Jerry Kaplan

Founder and former CEO of GO Corp., Fellow at The Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University Law School

Jerry Kaplan is widely known as an artificial intelligence expert, public speaker, technical innovator, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He is currently a Fellow at the Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University and a visiting lecturer in the computer science department, where he teaches social and economic impact of artificial intelligence. Kaplan founded several technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. His company GO Corporation was a pioneer in tablet computing, and the subject of his best-selling book Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure (1995). More recently he published Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (2015) and Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016). He holds a BA in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Chicago and a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.