Bruno Jakić was born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in 1983, and came to live in The Netherlands in 1995, aged 12. Since that time, he has been tinkering around with computers all the way through high school, to great frustration of the high school's system administrator. While in high school and ever loving the MP3 music format, he designed and programmed the freeware MP3Base MP3 organizer which became somewhat popular under MP3 enthusiasts at the time. During high school and through college, he started working as a freelance system designer and programmer, working on a range of projects and on a patent for a data compression and encryption technology, before becoming the CTO of iBOOD in 2005. Together with Mark, a high-school and college friend and colleague, in 2007 he set up Ai Applied, and left iBOOD in 2009 as a mature platform serving hunders of thousands of users daily to fully focus on work at their company. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence in 2009 at the University of Amsterdam, graduating on a system that recognizes the age and gender of people standing nearby using a webcam, continuing to obtain a Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence in 2012, graduating on prediction of reactions to news.
In his spare time, Bruno loves to meet people, go out and party, make and listen to music, read vintage science fiction books and watch documentaries on any subject.
Mark Mooij finished his Master's degree in Artificial Intellgence at the University of Amsterdam in 2012 following the Web Information Retrieval track. Mark started freelancing in IT in 2003 with various projects in web-application design. In 2007 he co-founded Ai Applied together with Bruno realizing their joint high-school dream of starting a company together. In addition to the broad background in AI Mark's speciality lies in Sentiment Analysis which was the subject of his Master Thesis. In 2009 Mark obtained a Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence on the subject of Model based decision making. Mark's expertise in Python is extended as Ai Applied's web expert in Django facilitating access to Ai Applied's core technologies through API's.
Mark is an enthusiastic diver using every travelling opportunity as an excuse to put on scuba gear. Next to diving for fun he's a PADI assistant instructor travelling to Spain once a year to assist in teaching various PADI courses.