Founders and Chief Scientists

Anne Menendez

Executive VP, Software Engineering at General Vision

Anne Menendez founded General Vision (formerly named GTFS, Inc.) in 1987 to market and sell machine vision systems mostly based on the LabVIEW IMAQ Vision tools. After meeting Guy in 1997 and discovering the ZISC technology, both decided to refocus General Vision towards the design of image recognition systems based on neuromorphic hardware which lead to the development of the NeuroMem technology. Anne participated in the design and development of the NeuroMem CM1K chip. She develops the APIs and tools for the training and integration of NeuroMem hardware into image, signal and text analytics applications.

Guy Paillet

President and CEO at General Vision

Guy is the inventor of the ZISC (Zero Instruction Set Computer), a neural network digital chip back in 1993. He brings a long experience in semiconductors, in hard-wired artificial vision systems and in parallel pattern recognition architecture to the company. He is an “out-of-the-box” thinker and can solve complex problems related to sensing (especially vision) and artificial intelligence with elegant, yet practical solutions. Guy talent has served in several companies including Data Sud Systems (DSS), IBM, EuroPixels and General Vision Inc.

Jeff Woo

Executive VP, Hardware Engineering at General Vision

Jeff Woo joined our team in 2014 but has been a long-time collaborator starting with the design of the ZiCAM, the first camera integrating a ZISC neural network chip in 1998. Jeff has over 35 years experience in hardware design for various industries from machine vision to aerospace & military systems.