Jacob Sherson holds a joint professorship at the Departments of Management, Physics, and Cognitive Science at Aarhus University. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Hybrid Intelligence and the game-based citizen science platform ScienceAtHome with more than 300,000 contributors.
In his interdisciplinary Center both human and algorithmic problem-solving is investigated through the lense of machine optimization, psychology, cognitive science and behavioral economics. Apart from natural and social science games, he is also investigating large-scale game-based assessment of both basic cognitive skills and 21st century skills like creativity.
Additionally, Jacob is a scientific advisor to several education technology and AI companies and organizations, advisor to both Danish government and EU parliament on AI and quantum technologies, and has been a TedX speaker (+245k views). Among other accolades, he was the winner of 2020 Falling Walls in Science and Innovation Management, 2019 Bold Award on Boldest AI + Boldest Scientific Project, 2018 Grundfos Prize and 2017 Ministerial Research Communication Prize
2014 - 2016