David J. Klein is an experienced research scientist, developer, and advisor in neural computational approaches to signal processing, machine/deep learning, and Artificial Intelligence. He has authored over 40 academic publications and 10 patents in neuroscience and engineering. David J. Klein has always been captivated by the interplay between nature and technology: as a boy exploring the creeks by his Florida home while reading science fiction; as an undergraduate at Georgia Tech studying animal communication and designing artificial eyes; and studying the brain as a computer as a pioneering Ph.D. neuroscientist and AI researcher at the University of Maryland and ETH Zürich. His career in high-tech has been devoted to synthesizing intelligence to benefit the Earth and its people. He led algorithms for Audience Inc., whose hearing-enhancement technology has been used by hundreds of millions of people. Currently, as CTO of Conservation Metrics, his biodiversity monitoring AI is being used by conservation scientists to study and protect hundreds of endangered species around the world.