Sergei Burkov

Founder & CEO,

Sergei is the founder and CEO of, a deep learning company building bots for online travel and beyond. Alterra's flagship product is Marina, a virtual AI travel agent and Facebook Messenger bot. Sergei previously co-founded and led three startups, including selling the last one to Google, where he became the first head of its Moscow R&D center. Sergei holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and worked at Cornell University.

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