Briana Brownell

Founder and CEO, Pure Strategy Inc.

Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Technology, Analytics, Futurism, Unsupervised Learning


Can an Artificial Mind See the Man in the Moon? | Briana Brownell | TEDxCalgary

As we explore the boundaries of Artificial Intelligence, what can we learn about our own human intelligence as we teach machines to think like us? Starting with an object from the beginning of human history, Briana Brownell delves into the the way we humans see certain objects in the world, and how this translates to the way AI can see the same things -- or something completely different. Briana Brownell is a data scientist turned tech entrepreneur, futurist and expert in artificial intelligence. She is exploring Uncanny Learning: impacts of building technology that surprises us with creativity, insight and intelligence. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


Briana Brownell is a data scientist turned tech entrepreneur, futurist and innovator. Currently, she is Founder and CEO of, a technology company that creates and deploys AI coworkers into the enterprise so employees can make faster, data-driven decisions. A frequent keynote speaker, expert and author, she is known for making highly technical topics accessible to non-experts, as well as leading a thoughtful technical discussion on the science behind AI.


  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Technology
  • Analytics
  • Futurism
  • Unsupervised Learning