Bruno Zamborlin

AI researcher and entrepreneur, founder of HyperSurfaces

Bruno Zamborlin is a pioneer in the field of AI for Human-Technology interaction and ubiquitous technology. His work focuses on employing AI and sensors to transform ordinary objects into “hyper” interfaces between people and technology.

Bruno is the founder of HyperSurfaces, a London-based technology company that uses edge-AI to convert any object of any material and shape into an intelligent HyperSurface: seamlessly merging the physical and data worlds without the need for buttons, touch screens or even internet connections. HyperSurfaces AI software runs on standard chips, and uses common vibration sensors to interpret the vibrational patterns detected on physical objects (such as those generated from human gestures or other interactions) in real time, and converts them into digital commands.

Prior to HyperSurfaces, Bruno founded Mogees Ltd, the London-based startup behind Mogees, the smart sensor that transforms any physical object into a musical instrument. With more than 50,000 units sold, Mogees has been used by artists, teachers and amateurs worldwide, showcased in places such as the Victoria&Albert Museum and global campaigns by brands such as Mazda, Audi and Peroni and used by artists such as Rodrigo y Gabriela, Plaid, Imogen Heap and Jean Michel Jarre. In 2016 Mogees has been used to turn an entire Soviet airliner in Moscow into ‘the biggest musical instrument in the world’. 

Prior to this, Bruno worked at IRCAM-Pompidou Centre music technology centre in Paris for 3 years before completing his joint PhD in Artificial Intelligence between IRCAM and Goldsmiths, university of London, in 2013. He is also a founding member of Goldsmiths’ EAVI (Embodied AudioVisual Interaction) research group.

Bruno’s work has been featured on BBC, Wired, TechCrunch, Discovery Channel, The Verge, Vice and many others.

Selected awards: MIT Technology review Award - 30 best entrepreneurs under 35; Qwartz Electronic Music awards; IRISA Prix Jeune Chercheur; NEMODE -New Economic MOdels in the Digital Economy; Laval Virtual.