Patrick Ehlen is Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Uniphore. He brings over 20 years of professional experience in speech and language technologies, most recently as Chief Scientist at Loop AI Labs. Patrick began his pursuit of Artificial Intelligence in 3rd grade, after reading Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 1992, inspired by the Parallel Distributed Processing volumes, he trained his first neural network to learn distributed representations of concepts.
Patrick earned a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and was awarded the Dissertation Fellowship, the Alfred J. Marrow Memorial Award in Psychology, and the Charles Cannell award for his work on mathematical modeling of human concept processing. While completing the PhD, he interned at speech recognition pioneer Dragon Systems and then at AT&T Labs, trailblazing innovations in speech and multimodal understanding technology.
Having been awarded eleven U.S. patents he has produced over 50 research publications in the areas of computational semantics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, word sense disambiguation, human concept learning, and Artificial Intelligence. His work is cited in over 700 scientific papers. He served on the Advisory Board for Digility, a conference and expo on digital reality, and also for The Flight Exchange, a charter aircraft booking platform company.