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RapportBoost.AI Co-Founder Michael Housman, Ph.D., Awarded Singularity University Faculty Status

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To meet with students, prospects for exclusive sit down while speaking at Innovation Partner Program in New York next week

Venice, CA. September 20, 2017 – Michael Housman, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist of RapportBoost.AI, a Los Angeles based start-up that applies Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Conversational Commerce, recently was appointed faculty at Singularity University.

The innovative learning organization, founded by renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, with support from technology companies Google, Autodesk, Cisco, Genentech, and others, empowers individuals and organizations with the mindset, skillset and network to build breakthrough solutions that leverage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and digital biology.

“Our faculty comprises a global network of experts with significant breadth and depth across a wide range of topics, including exponential technologies, global grand challenges, entrepreneurship and organizational innovation,” said Jonathan Knowles, Head of Faculty at Singularity University. “Executives come to Singularity to develop an exponential mindset and propel their organizations forward by providing a set of proven tools and frameworks not found elsewhere. Dr. Housman is a terrific addition to our group of accomplished educators, and we’re excited to leverage his knowledge of Artificial Intelligence amongst our faculty and executive participants.”

Housman will be speaking at an upcoming Innovation Partner Program event in New York later this month as his first engagement as Singularity University faculty.

Before RapportBoost.AI, Dr. Housman spent 10 years building analytics platforms for early stage technology companies and engaged in complementary research that was profiled by such media outlets as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Atlantic. He received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his A.B. from Harvard University.

“It’s a distinct honor to be part of this renowned organization,” said Dr. Housman. “Singularity University is a community of entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions. I’m looking forward to doing my part of fulfilling its mission of creating a more abundant future for all.”

About RapportBoost.AI

RapportBoost is an Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Commerce company that works with online brands to optimize live chat sales conversations for their agents. RapportBoost’s clients can expect to see a significant lift in their web conversion rates, average order size, lifetime customer value, retention rate, and customer satisfaction scores. RapportBoost’s platform can be configured to measure and improve any chat-related outcome important to an online brand. Learn more about how to optimize live chat sales for your brand from the team at RapportBoost.AI.

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