The “Thought Leadership Interview Series” of articles published by Authority Magazine features people who are authorities in Business, Pop Culture, Wellness, Social Impact, and Technology. In the most recent column in a series about cutting-edge technological breakthroughs, Pascale Nini, Immervision’s President and CEO, was interviewed by serial entrepreneur and accomplished venture capitalist Fotis Georgiadis.

In her interview with Fotis, Pascale explains how she commenced her career in mathematics and clinical psychology, evolved into being an entrepreneur, and eventually became CEO of Immervision in 2003. At that time, Immervision’s mission was to design wide-angle camera lenses that could be used in virtually any application and any industry.

Since Pascale became CEO, Immervision has maintained its focus on continuing to push the boundaries of what’s attainable by increasing the functionalities made possible by advanced vision systems while reducing the size and weight of the systems themselves.

Pascale goes on to explain how Immervision believes that we’re at a turning point regarding machine autonomy. The wide-angle optical designs and image processing technologies in which Immervision is a world leader will play a central role in providing machines with human-like perception, thereby giving them the situational awareness needed to make informed decisions. As part of this, Pascale talks about Immervision’s humanoid robot called JOYCE, which can be used by developers, universities, and technology companies to solve computer vision challenges.

Toward the end of the interview, Fotis asks Pascale, “What are your ‘5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started’ and why?” Pascale’s answers make for interesting reading, as you can see in the full interview on Authority Magazine: The Future Is Now: Pascale Nini of Immervision on How Their Technological Innovation Will Shake Up the Tech Scene.