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Dr. Oren Etzioni was Chief Executive Officer at AI2 from its inception until Sept. 30, 2022. He now serves as an advisor and board member for AI2 and as a technical director of the AI2 Incubator. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington as of October 2020 and a venture partner at the Madrona Venture Group since 2000. His awards include AAAI Fellow and Seattle’s Geek of the Year. He has founded several companies including Farecast (acquired by Microsoft). He has written over 200 technical papers, as well as commentary on AI for The New York Times, Wired, and Nature. He helped to pioneer meta-search, online comparison shopping, machine reading, and Open Information Extraction.