Shamir Allibhai on a panel at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Shamir is a media-tech entrepreneur building products that challenge the status quo. He founded Amber, a patented security solution to instill trust into videos with fingerprinting and provenance tracking using the blockchain and smart contracts, preempting the looming 'fake video' crisis. And he leads Simon Says, which uses speech recognition and AI to help those in media and production find the meaningful dialogue in their audio and video content.
Shamir used to be Head of Digital for the Doha Film Institute, which originated as a partnership between Robert de Niro and Qatar, and oversaw web, mobile, and social product development and editorial. Since moving to San Francisco, he has worked with Bitcoin/blockchain/cryptocurrency tech for a YC startup; with virtual reality for Facebook Oculus; and to develop a kinematics AI repository for the entertainment industries.
Shamir is on the alumni board of the Harvard Divinity School, and is a graduate of Harvard University (Master’s) and The Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario (Undergraduate).
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