Anand Chandrasekaran is a neuroscientist at Mad Street Den, an artificial intelligence startup he co-founded with his wife Ashwini Asokan.
For his part, Chandrasekaran entered the world of AI after studying neuroscience. He did his bachelors from The Baylor College of Medicine, and then did PhD. from Stanford. He was also a member of the team that built Neurogrid, a Neuromorphic system that simulates a million neurons in real-time.
In this interview with FactorDaily, he talks about his quest for immortality and building a human-like brain using neural networks.
Disclosure: FactorDaily is owned by SourceCode Media, which counts Accel Partners, Blume Ventures and Vijay Shekhar Sharma among its investors. Accel Partners is an early investor in Flipkart. Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder of Paytm. None of FactorDaily’s investors have any influence on its reporting about India’s technology and startup ecosystem.