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In this episode of the EU-Startups Podcast we’re catching up with Casper Wilstrup, the CEO & Co-Founder at Abzu.
Founded in 2018, Abzu is a Danish deep-tech startup that specializes in creating advanced AI solutions for high-stakes decision-making in industries such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare operations, and transportation and logistics. Its proprietary technology combines the best of symbolic AI (which reasons like humans and is transparent) with sub-symbolic AI (which is great at learning from data patterns) to create what is known as hybrid AI. This blend enables Abzu’s AI to be explainable, resilient, and secure—qualities that are critical for operation in heavily regulated sectors.
Abzu’s CEO, Casper Wilstrup is a true veteran in the AI and neuroscience field, spanning over two decades of experience in software development, AI research, and consulting. With AI being on everybody’s lips, Casper joins this podcast not only to talk about the benefits, but also the real challenges of startups building their tech stacks on blackboxed AI infrastructure, and the issue of uncertainty over upcoming regulations from the EU and other regulatory bodies.
In this interview, we delve into Casper’s entrepreneurial journey, discussing the evolution of the AI sector as he offers his insights on the ethical, privacy and regulatory challenges currently faced by the industry. Wilstrup also provides a deep dive into the critical considerations for innovating responsibly in anticipation of impending EU regulations and offers advice to future founders considering AI for their businesses, as well as tips on balancing the demands of being a CEO.