Nils Pihl is the Co-Founder and CEO of Auki Labs, operating at the forefront of spatial computing, pioneering the convergence of the digital and physical to give people and their devices a shared understanding of their space for seamless collaboration. He is also the CEO of Matterless Studios, a venture-backed startup creating artificial intelligence companions and pets made for the augmented reality metaverse. Pihl is a behavioral engineer and social transhumanist specializing in the intersection of modern technology and human behavior. Prior to founding Auki Labs, Nils was a behavioral engineer who studied Meme Theory and was a practitioner of Memetic Engineering. He served as Director of Data & Business Intelligence at KaiOS Technologies, a leading operating system for smart feature phones.
Pihl has extensive experience developing proprietary models for consumer behavior.
He has provided behavioral engineering to industry leaders, and sold and oversaw scientific and technological consulting projects to academia.
Pihl is an expert in memetic engineering, merging memetics, behavioral psychology and game theory to drive sustainable behavioral change and create memorable brands.
He was the CEO of Traintracks.io, an award-winning real-time behavioral analytics platform that realizes the full potential of data-driven design.
He was the Founder of Mention, an international consulting agency specializing in engagement design and game mechanics.
He has consulted and did workshops for companies like Apple, Weibo, and the World Bank.
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He has been featured in several publications and leading industry journals.
He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.