How did the Inspirit Program affect your career journey?
“I worked on the Siri project at Inspirit. It was significant to me because all my previous AI projects involved working with images, which meant this text-based project gave me a new insight on just how many places AI can be applied.”Brandon Z.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Siri Project
“The summer program was a great experience... I enjoyed dwelling on ethical questions and learning about applications of AI directly from people working to create them.”Ananya G.Princeton University / Fake News Detection Project
“I collaborated on an AI project focused on social justice ... The program enhanced my interest in pursuing a degree in Computer Science during my freshman year at Stanford.”Kalissa G.Stanford University / Criminal Justice Project
An Inspirit Instructor Designing AI for Security & Privacy
How did you choose what you studied in college? How did you end up studying AI?
“I started with breadth: which is why I’m on track to graduate with an EECS degree. Then I took a couple of specialized classes, including the Al class practically by accident.
After taking the Al class with friends, I realized how much I enjoyed it, which lead me to take more classes and become much more involved (including research and work experience).
Although unplanned, the very first class I took on Al was the stepping stone into my current career.”
What research/industry work within AI have you focused on?
“Real-time detection for an embedded device (work experience that included efforts towards a space mission), and exploring Neural Net Splitting for model infringing, and manipulating models for feature determination and removal of hidden biases.”