Dr. Radhika Dirks

CEO and Founder|XLabs

A quantum physicist-turned-entrepreneur, Dr. Radhika Dirks is CEO and founder at XLabs: the only company in the world making artificial intelligence moonshots a reality. Prior to XLabs, Dirks was CEO of Seldn, an AI that predicted global socio-economic disruptions in 12 countries. She was also a founding member of Shell Technology Ventures, where she led deals and spinouts for the $500M energy fund and was COO of Rotary Gallop. She has been named as one of the top rising women entrepreneurs in the US. Dirks has a Ph.D. in quantum computing and a M.S. in nanotechnology from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She has authored 22 peer-reviewed publications and has more than 290 citations on next-gen computing and technology. Dirks frequently advises Heads of States and Fortune 100 companies on the future of disruptive technologies. Dirks is a lecturer at Singularity University in AI, quantum, and exponential technologies for their executive programs. She is responsible for having built the world’s best source of entangled photons for quantum computing, and her doctoral thesis featured a whole chapter on teleportation.

Dirks is also a poetess, philosopher and rock climber.