Ryan O’Shea is an entrepreneur and speaker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the founder and host of Future Grind, a multimedia production company and podcast that seeks to increase technoliteracy and explore the ethics and impact of emerging science and technology.
Ryan is also a founder of the Human Augmentation Institute, an organization focused on upholding bodily autonomy and ensuring that any efforts in human augmentation are done ethically, safely, and responsibly.
He serves as the spokesperson for Grindhouse Wetware, a group specializing in technology to augment human capabilities. In 2017, Ryan co-founded a National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation-supported artificial intelligence startup that is working to use machine learning and automated just-in-time intervention for behavior change. The startup was named a Top 10 team in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. Ryan has represented NASA and CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Solar System Ambassador, and serves both as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and an ambassador for Pittsburgh AI. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and currently serves on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations.