Getting to know Josh, AI Engineer
Q: What drew you to ThirdAI?
A: I love designing, implementing, and optimizing algorithms, and since we’re building a new machine learning system from scratch at ThirdAI I get to do that every day. What more can you ask for?
Q: Which other offers did you have before you decided to join ThirdAI?
A: I had an offer to be a software engineer for Databricks.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: I recently adopted a mischievous orange cat named Apollo, and his pictures have already been the subject of multiple machine learning demos.
Q: When you aren’t coding, what do you like to do?
A: I love going on long runs and hikes, and when I can find the time multi day backpacking trips. Closer to home I also love curling up with a good sci-fi novel.
Q: What projects are you most excited to be working on at ThirdAI?
A: So far I’ve built a Locality Sensitive Hashing based search system in the likes of FLASH and FLINNG, and have been productionizing that in preparation for a launch. I’ve also loved starting out from scratch and building out our build system and linting tools.