Getting to know Blaise, AI Engineer
Q: What drew you to ThirdAI?
A: I joined ThirdAI because I am excited to work on cutting-edge problems in AI and Machine Learning. In particular, making the fundamental machine learning systems accessible is one of the most critical problems facing the field currently, and ThirdAI provides a compelling mission for tackling this exact problem. In addition, and most importantly, I also love the people I get to work with everyday – the enthusiasm is contagious.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: I was grew up in Rwanda, which is where I was schooled until the time I had to start college. Outside of work I’m also an avid soccer fan. Everything about it – watching, playing, etc.
Q: When you aren’t coding, what do you like to do?
A: I’m super into running these days, so that’s what I pretty much do when I’m not thinking about work. I’m mildly training for a full marathon next year, which has been going well.
Q: What projects are you most excited to be working on at ThirdAI?
A: Thus far, I have worked on pre-training our core bolt engine on certain known tasks in the field of NLP and I’ve also worked on improving the functionalities of the engine. I am excited to continue working with my colleagues to provide better machine learning solutions to our customers.