It all started with an AI consulting job, and a slap in the face.
It just wasn't what I imagined.
What is an AI Consultant? I thought I would be able to work on the next Jarvis, Tony Stark's armor, and flying cars. But the reality was... I was spending my days on Powerpoints and Spreadsheets; and after a few months, I just lost that spark that made me love engineering in the first place.
I was split. My job was giving me prestige, and access to people I could never otherwise meet. But my soul was crying for engineering challenges.
So I kept my job, and started to learn online.
I took courses, learned from Medium, YouTube, papers, podcasts, and everywhere you can think of to satisfy my curiosity and need to learn.
And then came the 2017 "Golden Age" of Self-Driving Cars, and I realized something...
"I can actually have a career building self-driving cars!"
But how? I kept learning, and after only 2 months, I applied to a self-driving car position...
Left: Learning about Deep Learning for the first time in my room
Right: In an AI meeting with former french President Nicolas Sarkozy.