Kareem Saleh

Founder and CEO at FairPlay AI
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Kareem is a Financial Technology Executive with a record of scaling AI-powered software, lending and payments businesses. He have over a decade of experience working to implement inclusive and fair artificial intelligence solutions in lending. Kareem also served as the Executive Vice President at Zest.ai, where he led go-to-market strategy for the company’s AI-powered b2b SaaS underwriting platform and negotiated software licensing, partnership, financing and other commercial deals with Fortune 500 firms, credit bureaus and financial infrastructure providers. He was also a senior member of the team managing Zest’s $100m installment loan business, which achieved default and customer acquisition rates that were half the industry average.

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  • We're in the middle of a mortgage fairness crisis today. It's not going to show up for another several months until these lenders are forced to report this data sometime in 2023. But the unfairness is happening now.

    8 January 2023
  • Like people, AI algorithms have blindspots.

    15 June 2022
  • When it comes to using AI, lenders would be wise to follow this rule: just because your AI algorithm gives you an answer doesn’t mean you should trust it.

    15 June 2022