About me

AI entrepreneur, animal-rights-activist, non-practicing-medical-doctor, math-lover, digital nomad, co-creator of the Brain Emotional Learning algorithm, tea-addict, and financial markets explorer; what else?

My name is Nima Schei. As a kid, I was obsessed with math, new ideas and inventions. My favorite location was a tiny bookstore, and my dream was to become an inventor. I was constantly thinking about how to create self-driving cars or how to make perpetual motion machines, or how the Sheikh Bahai Hammam, a 400 years old Safavid-era bathhouse mysteriously working with only an ever-burning candle, actually worked (and in fact, my hypothesis was proven later). I was also obsessed with numbers: Some of my work was published on national scientific and math magazines, when I was only 13.

My ultimate goal was to create “a thing” more intelligent than us. This led me to explore different horizons, such as medicine, biology, neuroscience, control, and electrical engineering, mathematics, computation, general AI, emotional AI and more recently their real-world applications. I’m the co-creator of the Brain Emotional Learning algorithm, a revolutionary intelligent algorithm with many real-world applications [more info].

  • As an entrepreneur, I’ve founded and developed several companies; and I have dreamed about many ventures to start.
  • Right now, I’m working on emotion-based AI. I’m constantly pushing the boundaries of our intelligence through “crazy” ideas, such as dynamical rotational neural networks and subthreshold resonant neural networks.
Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino on the planet, shortly before his death- Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya
  • I’m a vegan and an animal rights activist. I’m part of the Animal SAVE movement, fighting for the fair protection laws for ALL animals. I’m the organizer of the campaign against Mastercard for promotion of elephants slavery which tries to abolish elephants riding in South and South East Asia and make major companies accountable for their unethical advertising. I’m co-founder of For The Love of Animals Inc, a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of social media to increase awareness about animals well-being. I’m also co-founder of Curly and Pizza, the first vegetarian/vegan pizza chain in Latin America. Every vegan meal saves a life.
animal liberation demonstration in Bogota, Colombia
Animals Liberation Movement in Bogota, Colombia
  • As a digital nomad, I live/travel/work in different countries with my lovely wife and three rescued dogs. Our latest destination is Latin America.
  • My work has been featured in some major media outlets such as the HuffPost and the Fast Company.

This is such a perfect example of modern innovation in action — wireless charging, which saves us like 0.001 seconds every time we plug in our phones, uses up to *50% more energy*.

Nearly imperceptible convenience, at massive social cost

https://onezero.medium.com/wireless-charging-is-a-disaster-waiting-to-happen-48afdde70ed9

Things far more pressing than TikTok & WeChat:

-Federal privacy legislation
-A thoughtful, comprehensive response to China’s oppression of Uighurs (including asylum)
-Reigning in Chinese surveillance technology, which is increasingly exported abroad https://www.wired.com/story/trump-tiktok-drama-security-distraction/

Somewhere along the way society forgot what the American dream is.

It isn’t lavishness and luxury. That’s just advertising.

The American dream is the freedom to earn your own way, build your own life, and share with your family and friends.

That’s joy and a life well spent.

How is it that some memories fade in a day, but others last for decades?
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Our recent paper at @NatureNeuro reveals that one significant experience can create two copies of the memory, one copy might fade quickly, but the other is destinated to last.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-020-0679-6#Abs1

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