In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Dr. Ayesha Khanna, Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence solutions firm and incubator. Forbes named her one of south east Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs. She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fin-tech to leading corporations and governments around the globe. Her bio is too extensive to encapsulate in a brief introduction, but she brings both a depth and vision to all she does.
She is also the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding and artificial intelligence classes to girls in Singapore and finds time to be an advisor to the startups Octa (a chatbot for young travelers) and Arro (a delivery robot for sports).
In this wide-ranging conversation, Khanna talks about the purpose of Artificial Intelligence (AI), harnessing the creativity in the rapidly-expanding middle class in Asia flowing into cities, Mobility as a Service is the wave of the future, and what Smart Cities, or even Smart Nations are and how they could be made a reality.