Here we go again…

It has been over 4 years since I joined Merlyn Mind to apply AI in Education in the summer of 2018. It has been fabulous working with great folks around the world and the founding and extended team, many of whom came from IBM Research with a bunch of folks formerly working with Watson, especially in applying Watson to education.

Merlyn has grown tremendously thanks to the founding team and Learn Capital, in particular. The corporate culture is absolutely fantastic! I am honored to have been designated as a Distinguished Engineer, which I had never heard of before. Folks from IBM assure me it’s a good thing… In a recent award, the company added another honor while calling me “agent provocateur extraordinary”, perhaps subtly provoking as well as complementing me! As a Distinguished Scientist colleague says, it’s “fair”.

That’s all for this note. I plan to add some new posts which will reflect on the advances in AI over the last several years, especially as they pertain to some of my favorite matters, such as natural language. Of course, there will be much regarding machine learning and various deep learning technologies, including multi-modal language models.