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Dr. Kfir Bar

Basis Technology
Chief Scientist
Kfir Bar is the Chief Scientist at Basis Technology. He has spent many years working in a wide range of natural language processing (NLP) disciplines, including neural machine translation and named entity recognition for anti-crime/terror applications. Kfir focuses on combining linguistic knowledge with sophisticated AI algorithms, for extracting the most important information from a piece of text. The AI applications he builds are integrated into many of the world’s leading anti-money laundering platforms.

In addition, Kfir is a lecturer at Tel Aviv University where he teaches courses in computer science, digital humanities, machine learning and natural language processing. He holds a PhD in computer science from Tel Aviv University.

Before Basis, he worked for Intuview as CTO, supporting national security and counter-terrorism missions by deducing authorship, sentiment, intent, and other contextual information. In 2013, he co-founded Comprendi, which transforms big data into actionable marketing insights.