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George Paraskevopoulos Machine Learning Engineering at Behavioral Signals

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George Paraskevopoulos

Machine Learning Engineer

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What was your previous role before Behavioral Signals?

Software engineer @ Intracom Telecom

What is your role at Behavioral Signals?

Machine Learning Engineer

What do you find most disruptive/ challenging at Behavioral Signals?

Building technology that can discern something as abstract as human emotion from speech data. Even humans do not perform very well on this task…

What kind of work would make you excited to get out of bed on Monday morning?

The kind of work I’m thinking about during the weekend

Who are your role models and mentors?

Role models: Dave Grohl, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell / Mentors: Alex Potamianos, Thodoris Giannakopoulos and Nassos Katsamanis

What professional mistakes have you’ve learned most from?

Overcommitting and not managing myself enough

What is the biggest technological challenge in Emotion AI right now?

Building robust recognition systems and utilizing behavioral cues in downstream applications

What is the biggest challenge for ML now? What breakthrough are you expecting in the future?

Model interpretability and building systems with little supervision

What makes you happy?

Punk rock :zap:

What makes you angry?

Punk rock :zap:

What makes you dream?

Punk rock :zap:

What makes you get up and moooooove?

guess…

If you had a ‘warning’ label, what would it say in one word?

Warning: Badjokesahead

Can procrastination be useful?

If you procrastinate the right things it’s called prioritization

Post-its OR whiteboards?

Whiteboards

Tea or coffee?

Coffee

Food you never get bored eating?

Lentil soup

Book or movie you would suggest for someone to read/see?

“Ubik” by Philip K. Dick and “No country for old men” by Ethan & Joel Coen

Who are you going to tag to do this interview next?

Alex Potamianos