What was your previous role before Behavioral Signals?
Worked as a research assistant for the Technical University of Crete and as a freelance Web Developer
What is your role at Behavioral Signals?
My role as a Senior Platform Engineer is to lead the effort in developing and maintaining the platform upon which the company’s technologies can flourish
What do you find most disruptive/ challenging at Behavioral Signals?
Finding the right balance between quickly delivering a software solution while also incorporating design accounting for forward-looking requirements
What kind of work would make you excited to get out of bed on Monday morning?
The kind of work that stimulates both my hemispheres at the same time and keeps me excited when I go back to bed on Friday afternoon
Who are your role models and mentors?
I cherish distinct actions and statements more than the people who carried them
What professional mistakes have you’ve learned most from?
Beginning work without proper planning and not carefully studying a specific technology, before using it, were some of the mistakes that affected my productivity
What is the biggest technological challenge in Emotion AI right now?
People have a hard time understanding other people’s emotions as is. Training a technology to do that might result in outcomes that we have an even harder time understanding, even – especially – if it eventually does it better than us
What is the biggest challenge for ML now? What breakthrough are you expecting in the future?
Blockchain has received a lot of attention these past few years and will probably continue to spiral outwards disrupting the established protocols for digital transactions
What makes you happy?
What makes you angry?
Not having coffee
What makes you dream?
Peace of mind
What makes you get up and moooooove?
If you had a ‘warning’ label, what would it say in one word?
Can procrastination be useful?
Yes as it helps you sort your own priorities and reevaluate the status quo of things
Post-its OR whiteboards?
Tea or coffee?
Food you never get bored eating?
I’m never bored when hungry
Book or movie you would suggest for someone to read/see?
“The Broken Circle Breakdown”, by Felix Van Groeningen, and “Steppenwolf”, by Herman Hesse
Who are you going to tag to do this interview next?
My namesake Spiros Dimopoulos