Abstract: Building Models That Change Our Lives and Society for Good
Bio: Ben Taylor has over 17 years of machine-learning experience. After studying chemical engineering, Taylor joined Intel and Micron and worked in their photolithography, process control, and yield prediction groups. Pursuing his love for high-performance computing (HPC) and predictive modeling, Taylor joined an artificial intelligence hedge fund (AIQ) as their HPC/AI expert and built out models using a 600 GPU cluster to predict stock movements based on the news. Taylor then joined a young HR startup called HireVue. Taylor built out their data science group, filed 7 patents, and helped to launch HireVue's AI insights product using video/audio from candidate interviews. That work allowed Taylor's team of PhD physicists to help pioneer anti-bias mitigation strategies for AI. In 2017 Taylor co-founded Zeff.ai to pursue deep learning for image, audio, video, and text for the enterprise. Zeff was acquired by DataRobot in 2020 where Taylor now works as their Chief AI Evangelist.