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Kwaai is a volunteer-based organization and does not offer paid positions.
If you are interested in paid work associated with Kwaai, please contact a Kwaai Partner who may have donated developer effort to the mission.

Kwaai's Executive Officers (3) are corporate representatives elected to serve at the direction of the Board of Directors.

Kwaai's Board of Directors (9) vote to guide the organization's corporate decisions.  Initially, Kwaai has selected 9 Board Members, including the Executive Officers, to serve for a period of 6 months.

Kwaai's Advisors are heavily active in the day to day activities of Kwaai.  They may organize, lead or be involved in fundraising or development efforts to support the altruistic mission.   Advisors are self-selected individuals, approved by the Board of Directors with a high degree of ownership and personal accountability.  Inactive Advisors who do not attend Kwaai meetings, will be asked by the Advisory Council Chair to become Members.

Kwaai's Members are the builders and researchers that empower the mission and our efforts.  Join us synchronously or asynchronously across channels. 

Kwaai's Executive Officers

Reza Rassool

Chair

Reza is serial AI entrepreneur and corporate transformation leader.  His storied experience building engineering teams and driving cultural change with technology includes 75 patents, a Technical EMMY and OSCAR and multiple successful technology company sales to Google.

Witnessing the release of generative AI tools to the world, Reza was troubled by brazen corporate attempts to centralize control and monopolize knowledge.  He resolved to take personal accountability to democratize AI; ensuring it becomes a modern tool of the trade in the benefit of an individual's own knowledge work. 

Afshin Beheshti, PhD

President

Afshin passionately inspires the scientific community to global action.  His roots traverse across across important research institutions seeking treatments and cures for cancer, to presiding over an international research response to COVID, to defining the field of space biology.

Understanding that irrational fear stymies progress, Afshin co-founded Kwaai to ensure that careful research, open education, human rights, and the public good are at the forefront of the mission.  He is an AI optimist; a champion for AI assistance in his own work and wants to ensure all professions feel similarly augmented to make new discoveries.

Matt Small

VP & Secretary

Matt is a tenured technology leader, community builder and entrepreneur.  His customer engagement leadership has helped to establish the world class reputations of several transformative cloud technology companies, and he is now an innovator in the field of psychedelic medicine.

Buzzing with the excitement of AI's potential for digital transformation across all professions, but critical of the technology industry's short term thinking, user-abusive behaviors, and the emerging feudalistic tendencies, Matt recognized the opportunity to enable us all with artificial intelligence in a fundamentally altruistic way.

Cristian Randieri, PhD

EMEA Director

Cristian's diverse background has supported scientific inquiry and technical discovery in AI and Machine Learning for over two decades. He has published hundreds of works and papers globally about advancements across the sciences and their practical applications in industry. 

Believing that AI holds immense potential across a rapidly evolving landscape, Christian desires to channel AI research and development in a more equitable way, ensuring the benefits of Personal AI empowerment are accessible and humane.