Kristian Hammond one of the founders and CTO of Narrative Science, a company focused on the automatic generation of stories and related content based upon data. On leave from the Department EECS at Northwestern University, he is a researcher in the areas of human-machine interaction, context-driven information systems and artificial intelligence. After completing his Ph.D. in computer science at Yale University in 1986, Dr. Hammond founded The University of Chicago’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In 1998, Dr. Hammond moved to Northwestern University to form Northwestern’s Intelligent Information Laboratory (InfoLab) and began focusing on the generation of narratives based on search and data analytics. In 2010 he founded Narrative Science with Larry Birnbaum and Stuart Frankel and went on leave in 2011 to help guide the development of the technology into products that are transforming the way in which data is understood and content is generated.
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