techies oi AMA #2: Build a Career in AI is back with Phong Nguyen – a top-notch speaker, an adept at #Python, #Java & #R, and a data guru with vast managerial and technical experience.
🌟 Phong Nguyen is currently the Chief AI Officer of FPT Software, where he is playing a leading role in formulating the AI strategy. He sets up many research teams for fundamental and applied research topics like Reinforcement Learning, Efficient Neural Modeling, Representation Learning for Code, sound-based Intelligent Inspection, Computer Vision based OCR and Image Generation.
🌟 In 2013, Phong received his master’s degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. After that, he had 7 years of experience working as an Artificial Intelligence researcher for Hitachi, based in Tokyo, Japan.
🌟 In 2019, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Mila Institute of Artificial Intelligence under the direction of Professor Yoshua Bengio – winner of 2018 AM Turing Award (considered as the Nobel Prize in computer science field). At Mila, together with Professor Yoshua Bengio and Professor Aaron Courville, Phong researched many projects on Disentanglement, Anomaly Detection, and Reinforcement Learning.
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