How did a class clown turned award-winning comedian light up the artificial intelligence research community at the intersection of theatre and machine learning?
Kory is a Senior Research Scientist with Alphabet’s DeepMind and an Associate Industry Member at Mila – the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute in Montreal, Canada. He is a Lab Scientist with Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto, where he supports massively scalable science-based startup ventures. Kory also serves as a Special Advisor to the National Research Council of Canada.
We talk about the importance of self-expression, the intersection of creativity and technical rigour, how many different types of laughter there are, and his vision for the future of improv. Spoiler alert - it involves robots!