Jerry Kaplan is widely known as an artificial intelligence expert, public speaker, technical innovator, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He is currently a Fellow at the Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University and a visiting lecturer in the computer science department, where he teaches social and economic impact of artificial intelligence. Kaplan founded several technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. His company GO Corporation was a pioneer in tablet computing, and the subject of his best-selling book Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure (1995). More recently he published Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (2015) and Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016). He holds a BA in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Chicago and a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.