Ryan O'Shea

Ryan O’Shea is an entrepreneur and futurist speaker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the host of the Future Grind, a podcast and video series that explores the ethics and implications of emerging science and technology. Ryan currently serves as an advisor and spokesman for Grindhouse Wetware, a group specializing in technology to augment human capabilities. In 2017, Ryan co-founded the Carnegie Mellon University-based artificial intelligence startup Behaivior, which uses pattern recognition algorithms and automated just-in-time intervention to solve the problem of addiction. Behaivior was recently named a Top 10 team in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Innovation Works, and more. He also serves as a Solar System Ambassador, representing NASA and CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and currently serves on the boards of numerous non-profits in Western Pennsylvania.