Women in AI: Kathi Vidal at the USPTO has been working on AI since the early 1990s

To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved — and overdue — time in the spotlight, TechCrunch is launching a series of interviews focusing on remarkable women who’ve contributed to the AI revolution. We’ll publish several pieces throughout the year as the AI boom continues, highlighting key work that often goes unrecognized. Read more profiles here.
Kathi Vidal is an American intellectual property lawyer and former engineer who serves as director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Vidal began her career as an engineer for General Electric and Lockheed Martin, working in the areas of AI, …