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Michael E. Stewart

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Michael Stewart is the Chairman and CEO of, a company he founded in 2008 to build applications of the Cyc platform of artificial intelligence in the healthcare, finance, and public sectors. He launched his first business while he was an entrepreneurship student at Baylor University, and has continued as a technology entrepreneur. In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Mr. Stewart served as a principal systems design specialist for the U.S. government, pioneering next-generation Knowledge Computing and Intelligent Software Agent systems. As Chairman and CEO of Express Star Systems, he designed software to pioneer the first integrations between CAD systems, relational databases, and business analytic algorithms, serving the needs of large commercial real estate companies. He returned to government systems design for several years, and then performed consulting services as a partner in the Torii Group.  In addition to his work at Lucid, Mr. Stewart is one of the founders of AI Austin - a non-profit organization promoting the responsible design, development, and use of artificial intelligence technologies.

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