Hanan Salam holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and a Bsc and Msc in Computer Science and Telecommunications Engineering. She is the cofounder and the head of educational program of Women in AI. She is currently the head of research and development at A.I.Mergence, a startup in robotics and Artificial Intelligence specialized in intelligent autonomous robots for home security. She is also a lecturer at sorbonne universities and she conducts research in specific areas of applied Artificial Intelligence. She has published several international peer-reviewed conferences and journals on social robotics and intelligent affective computing. She is an advocate of technology for common good and is currently investigating how blockchain technology could transform Artificial Intelligence and vice-versa.