Are you a founder? Are you curious about becoming one? Do you work with startups? Or want to work with startups? Are you curious about what makes founders try, and keep trying? Founders Forum is an educational series from NextGEN designed for entrepreneurs, their teams, and their supporters BY entrepreneurs, created to connect, inspire, and educate in core disciplines relevant to all startups and activate the ecosystem at large. Join Gary Shiffman, economist, entrepreneur, and writer, through his journey through the creation and adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) applications in U.S. national security and financial institutions over the past two decades. And, what he's doing today!