I retired (my last job was Master Software Engineer and the manager of
a deep learning team at Capital One) a year ago April and was enjoying
time with friends and family, doing personal research in hybrid AI, lots
of writing, and volunteering at our local food bank. I stopped my
volunteer work with COVID-19 and welcomed the opportunity last month to
start work at Olive AI working on a very strong
Knowledge Graph team. I believe in their mission and the work and the
people are great!
It is refreshing to leave the deep learning field, at least for a while.
My heart is in developing stronger AI that can explain its actions and
adapt flexibly to help people in their lives. I always take a
humans-first stand on technology. AI systems should help us get our work
done efficiently and remove tedium, allow us more time for creative
activities, and generally enjoy our own humanity.