Oren Etzioni was Chief Executive Officer at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) from its inception through September 2022. He now serves as an advisor and board member for AI2, and a technical director of the AI2 Incubator. He is professor emeritus at the University of Washington, and a venture partner at the Madrona Venture Group since 2000. He has been named an AAAI Fellow and Seattle’s Geek of the Year. He has founded several companies including Farecast (acquired by Microsoft), and 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.