I’m Johannes Hoffart, CEO and Co-Founder of Ambiverse. Ambiverse is spin-off from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, tackling one of the hardest issues of AI: creating machines that understand language as humans do. Take the following example: “When Page played Kashmir at Knebworth, his Les Paul was uniquely tuned”. In this context, “Page” refers to Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame, and not to Larry Page, the CEO of Google. For humans with a bit of background knowledge, this is obvious. Ambiverse enables machines to have the same kind of understanding.

Before starting Ambiverse, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, where I did my PhD in the area of natural language understanding and knowledge harvesting.

If you are interested, have a look at my publications and the projects I’m currently involved in.