What inspired you to create and found Ambrosia AI?
My dad had muscle weakness and tennis elbow. It was only a partial paralysis, but having his forearm impaired was enough for him to miss out on enough of his life. I started looking into partial and complete paralysis, and I learned that the frequency of these issues were very underrated and given up on. These issues might get better or might not, and that was a niche we could do research on.
Who was your role model and/or inspiration?
My mom because everything she does, she does to her fullest extent, and never backs down. I get most of my mindset from her.
What does your future look like? What do you plan to do?
We want to further develop the software and get it started in the U.S., but we need investors. It worked in India and there are so many people ready to buy it off from us, so we might sell it. I want to to grow in the U.S., but we need the money to run trials and launch it.
What is the best piece of advice have you received that has helped you be successful?
Don’t stop. I’ve received so much criticism to stop, simply because I’m not a med student, but I didn’t stop.
What motivates you?
Being able to prove my abilities to myself.
What do you do in your free time?
I watch a lot of tv and listen to music. Sometimes I paint. I collect shoes and I enjoy dancing.
What is your favorite tv show at the moment?
The 100 and The office.
How has your life and daily routines changed as a result of COVID-19?
I’m still working out and playing basketball with friends. I’ve been working at a data science and oil and gas firm (EOG), which is remote work. Our next step for Ambrosia AI is compiling all the information from the clinical trials in India and creating a research report on the statistics. The next steps are to publicize everything, get investors, and build our connections to grow the company and idea. Health care is going to be a heavily funded industry going forward, especially with COVID and its impact with muscle weakness. Our product improves range and mobility and helps build stronger muscles, but in order to explore the potential, we need money.
If you could go back in time, is there, if at all, anything you’d do differently?
I would’ve done the clinical trials we did in India sooner. There is a repetitive cycle of getting help from the bigger companies, and it’s a lot of back and forth right now, so if we had done this earlier, we could’ve grown faster
If you could know the absolute truth to one question, what would you ask?
What will Tesla be priced in the market 1 month from today?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Wake Up by Travis Scott
In your opinion, who do you think is the most impressive person in the world right now, and why?
Elon Musk because he’s doing his own thing and not caring what others have to say. He’s doing what he cares about, and even though people are criticizing him, he’s still doing what he’s passionate about.
What advice do you have for fellow or younger students?
pursue what matters to you regardless of others and their opinions. Furthermore, learn to differentiate advice from those in the industry and incorporate it into your work while also weeding out the 'naysayers'.