Dr. Rasmus Rothe (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rasmusrothe/), born in 1989, is an internationally recognized AI and computer vision expert as well as co-founder and CTO of the venture studio Merantix (https://www.merantix.com), pioneering the transfer of AI research into real-world applications. He is also the initiator of the AI Campus (https://www.aicampus.berlin), a hub for the AI community in Berlin. Dr. Rasmus Rothe is also a founding board member of the German Association of AI Companies (KI Bundesverband e.V; https://ki-verband.de), devising the national AI strategy in close cooperation with the German regulator. In 2019, he was featured on Forbes’ “30 under 30” list and Capital magazine’s “40 under 40” list.
At Merantix, Rasmus Rothe has been working with Adrian Locher (CEO) and more than 70 team members since 2016 to put research findings of renowned scientists into practice. Merantix offers access to highly qualified talent, industrial partners and investors. Thus, founding teams can work on AI applications under optimal conditions and validate them in the market at an early stage. Current industries verticals include healthcare, automotive, business intelligence and biotech.
Rasmus Rothe studied Computer Science at Oxford, Princeton and ETH Zurich. His scientific work has won several awards and has been cited widely (1000+). At the age of 26, he completed his PhD in computer vision at ETH Zurich and developed an algorithm for age recognition based on photos with more than 150 million users. During this time, he further co-founded the hackathon “HackZurich” (www.hackzurich.com), now the largest event of its kind in Europe.
Already during his high school years, Rasmus Rothe conducted research at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and won the “Robocup Junior” world championship with his team in 2007.