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Spyros Georgiladakis Senior Engineer Behavioral Signals

The Meticulous Organizer

Spyros Georgiladakis

Senior Platform Engineer

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?

Coffee

What makes you angry?

Not having coffee

What makes you dream?

Peace of mind

What makes you get up and moooooove?

Coffee

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

DontPanicAndCarryATowel

Can procrastination be useful?

Yes as it helps you sort your own priorities and reevaluate the status quo of things

Post-its OR whiteboards?

Whiteboards

Tea or coffee?

ūüôā

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