A Personal Note About What I’ve Been Working On

I rarely use this blog to write about personal projects or do any form of marketing. Today, I am going to make a small exception and take a couple of minutes to tell you about one of the projects I have been working on (without doing any marketing, I promise 😉 ). A while ago, I decided that I wanted to dedicate the next decade of my career to work in deep computer science areas such as artificial intelligence(AI) and blockchain technologies. If you follow this blog, you know I am deeply passionate about both. I believe the vast majority of B2B software of the last 20 years is going to be rewritten using AI as a first class citizen and I believe blockchains and crypto-assets are the first truly transformational movement in financial markets that we have seen in the last hundred years. I am not certain I am going to see many other technology movements this transformational in my lifetime so I wanted to get involved. However, I had no idea where to start.

The issue of deciding what projects to focus on wasn’t due to lack of ideas but rather the opposite. I had way too many ideas and the more people I met in those communities more ideas surfaced. The other challenge I faced is that I didn’t know what it takes to develop high scale enterprise blockchain or AI solutions. I mean, I believe I have the right computer science background and also had knowledge and practical experience in both fields but there were way more questions than answers. Can we really reuse AI models between solutions? Is decentralized AI even practical? Is transfer learning a real thing for enterprises? What does it take to retrain and optimize models after deployed to production? Does agile works in AI? What tier2 solutions are needed to make blockchain practical for enterprise? The more I asked, I became convinced that nobody has the answers to these questions as these transformational technology movements are just starting. Well, I had my answer, I needed to create an environment that allow me to learn more,

After spending some time talking to people I trust and respect in the AI and blockchain fields I decided to focus on three projects. I had diverse interests in both financial and technology markets so I decided to pursued three separate efforts that sit at the intersection of AI, blockchain and other high tech areas. Today, we are unveiling the first of those projects: Invector Labs.

I mentioned before that I wanted to create an environment that allows us to learn about the real challenges of applying AI and blockchain solutions in the enterprise. The obvious answer would have been to build another consulting firm but, for several reasons I believe the traditional agency model is outdated(that’s a story for another day 😉 ). With that in mind, we decided to play with a model that combine movements such as the gig economy with technologies such as AI and blockchain and the Invector Labs experiment was born.

What is Invector Labs ?

How Does it Work?

Is this Another Freelance Network?

What Projects Have We Been Working On?

Is This Just About AI and Blockchain?

What’s the Ultimate Goal?

We Care About Computer Science Rigor

CEO of IntoTheBlock, Chief Scientist at Invector Labs, I write The Sequence Newsletter, Guest lecturer at Columbia University, Angel Investor, Author, Speaker.

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