Jason Mars is a professor of computer science at University of Michigan, President of Jaseci Labs, and co-founder of Myca.ai. Jason Mars’ work is at the intersection of science, technology, and entrepreneurship with the mission to have meaningful impact in the world. This commitment is demonstrated by a long list of intellectual and technical contributions. As a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan, he directs Clarity Lab, one of the world’s most productive research labs in topics spanning artificial intelligence, large scale computing systems, and programming languages.
Among numerous contributions, Jason Mars has pioneered Jaseci, a cutting edge novel technology stack, and Jac, a programming language, that together raises the level of abstraction for the creation of sophisticated software powered by Generative AI. Within it’s first three years of development, it has already been adopted to power a half-dozen production platforms including Myca.ai, Tobu Life, and ZeroShotBot.
Jason Mars also founded a number of companies including most recently Jaseci Labs, a company dedicated to leveraging the open source innovations in Jaseci to help companies build world class AI technologies. His prior companies has had significant impacts bringing cutting edge AI solutions to over 20 million users in the Banking, Healthcare, Automotive and Food Service industries. Mars track record includes raising over 62 million of venture capital dollars, and has grown business to $200m+ valuations. Mars was named Bank Innovations #2 Most Innovative CEO in Banking 2017, #4 in Top 11 Technologists in Voice AI 2019, Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2019 40 under 40 He has also been recognized with a CARAH Award in 2021 putting alongside Eric Holder, Andrew Young and Usain Bolt as prior winners.
Jason Mars is also the bestselling author of “Breaking Bots: Inventing A New Voice In The AI Revolution” where he expresses controversial insights on the surprising progress in AI and what the future holds while deconstructing the DNA that underlies true AI innovation and disruption. The book also serves to inspire aspiring leaders to build something that can change the world and tells Jason’s personal story of comeuppance.
Prior to University of Michigan, Jason was a professor at UCSD where he made a number of key contributions in Cloud Computing. He also worked at Google and Intel. Jason holds a PhD in Computer Science from UVA.
Jason Mars is a professor of computer science at University of Michigan, President of Jaseci Labs, and co-founder of Myca.ai. Jason Mars’ work is at the nexus of science, technology, and entrepreneurship, where he strives to make a significant global impact. As a computer science professor at the University of Michigan, he helms the Clarity Lab, a leading research lab specializing in artificial intelligence, large-scale computing, and programming languages. Mars is also the creator of Jaseci and the Jac programming language, a new approach that revolutionizes the way sophisticated software is created using Generative AI and is commercially used by companies like Myca.ai, Tobu Life, and ZeroShotBot. Mars has founding multiple companies that have delivered trend setting AI solutions to over 20 million users across diverse sectors. With achievements including raising $62 million in venture capital and building businesses valued over $200 million, he’s earned accolades such as Crain Business’s 40 under 40, Bank Innovations’ Most Innovative CEO, and the CARAH Award. Mars is also the author of the bestselling “Breaking Bots: Inventing A New Voice In The AI Revolution”, offering insights on AI’s trajectory and inspiring future leaders. Before his tenure at the University of Michigan, Mars was a professor at UCSD, and has experience with tech giants Google and Intel. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from UVA.