Monica L. Anderson, CEO & Director of Research

Monica L. Anderson is CEO. In her 20 year career in traditional Artificial Intelligence (1980-2000) she has developed several programming languages, created three expert systems for Cisco, worked with Natural Language Processing at Kanisa Inc. and Search Quality at Google. She spent 5 months examining, extending, and testing CYC, the world’s largest AI system.


She was Manager of the IT department at Schlumberger Palo Alto Research, managing a staff of six, in 1989. Born in Sweden, she received her MSCS from Linköping University, moved to California in 1982 and became a US citizen 1995. Syntience is her second California Corporation and fourth company overall. She organizes the Bay Area Artificial Intelligence MeetUp (with over 1000 members), and blogs at She has eleven patents granted and three pending. Monica's Resume is available here.


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