Todd Terrazas is a social entrepreneur, collaboration catalyst, and the Executive Director of the AI LA Community (AI LA). Todd founded AI LA, a California non-profit to provide an open and inclusive platform for civic education, sustainable community development, and innovation. Its mission is to build a more informed and collaborative world in which humans use AI harmoniously and transparently in everyday life. They have partnered with organizations like XPRIZE and Google who align with their mission and vision to develop Los Angeles into a diverse and inclusive tech powerhouse focused on social impact initiatives.
Prior to creating AI LA, Todd was a technology entrepreneur. He founded Brainitch — a social enterprise developing an emergency response system for music festivals and large gatherings. The company evolved into custom software development for clients where he pioneered the use of chat bots for musicians and live events, and created a consumer research chat bot named H.A.N.S. (Helpful Automated Nexus System). He also co-created the one of the first online college classifieds, Mablio.com where students could buy/sell books locally, find a tutor, become a tutor, and find carpools for trips suggest as going to the beach or traveling back home over the holidays.
Todd has a strong passion for education and sustainability. He sits on multiple non-profit boards, including LA’s BEST, an after school enrichment program for 203 elementary schools in the most underserved communities in LA. Todd is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he focused on entertainment business and short-form storytelling.