My earliest memory is of lying in my crib after being passed around by a group of adults and thinking to myself, "When I can talk, I'm going to ask them not to stick their thumbs under babies armpits when they pick them up". I have always been fascinated with cognition and communication. As a kid, I was more interested in writing video games and figuring out how they worked than with playing them. At Johns Hopkins in the late 80's, I got to work with professor Sejnowski on some early neural networks classifying phonemes from recorded speech. Over the last twenty years I have worked in machine learning, database administration, and web design with a focus on free and opensource software. I currently work as a medical informaticist. I am deeply concerned about the renormalization of expectations around privacy.

Aaron Chantrill presents 1 Event: