You're invited to an unforgettable dinner with Former Director of Research/Head of Amazon AI Labs Edo Liberty and Y Combinator Partner and Co-Founder Dr. Trevor Blackwell. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Edo and Trevor, curated connections, and a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.
Edo Liberty served as the Head of Amazon AI Labs and Director of Research at AWS (Amazon Web Services). The AI Lab is a mix of scientists and engineers who build cutting edge machine learning algorithms, systems, and services. Edo left Amazon to start his own new venture in the ML/Cloud space - still in its early stages.
Edo's personal research interests include data mining, optimization, streaming and online algorithms, machine learning, and numerical linear algebra and he's received more than 1000 citations since 2012.
Dr. Trevor Blackwell a Partner and Co-Founder at Y Combinator which has funded over 1,588 startups with a combined valuation of over $80B. Some notable investments include: Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Zapier, Reddit. He also founded Anybots, where he developed the first dynamically balancing biped robot.
During graduate school Blackwell joined Viaweb for which he wrote the image rendering, order processing and statistics software. The company was acquired by Yahoo in 1998.
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