My name is Melba Kurman. I write and speak about artificial intelligence, sustainable cities, and other data-driven technologies that enrich and challenge our lives.
I am the co-author of two books, Fabricated, the New World of 3D Printing and Driverless and the author of several articles (see the whole list here). I have been interviewed on NPR, Politico and other major media venues and have spoken to audiences all over the world.
I am currently working on my third book, this one about how AI-infused cities could help make city-living greener and healthier.
My past careers include being a product manager at Microsoft and working at Cornell University. I am a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Illinois’s iSchool and the U.S. Peace Corps (Liberia, West Africa). I was born in Helsinki, and am a proud first-generation American-Estonian.
I live and work in New York metro area. Follow me on twitter @melbakurman
Download Melba's CV (2020)