Youssef El Bouhassani was born and raised in Morocco. As a teenager he migrated to the Netherlands where he finished high school and went to study Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. After graduating he participated in the Nationale DenkTank on big data. Since 2015 he became lecturer and researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) where he received The AUAS lecturer of the year award in 2017. In 2018 he was even awarded The national lecturer of the year for higher education. Youssef believes in using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the good to solve repetitive working and lets us humans utilize our unique power for inspiration, personalized knowledge-transfer and connection.