Graduated from University of Twente
Earned a BSc degree in Creative Technology, an interdisciplinary engineering and design program from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, with specialization in smart technology and extra credits (Honors program in Science). My bachelor thesis on Email-based Intelligent Virtual Assistants under Dr. J. Zwiers was graded 9/10 and nominated for the Bachelor Award.
Pabio offers rent-to-own furniture with personalized interior design. Carlo Badini and I co-founded Pabio after getting to know each other over a period of a few months remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you read major American newspapers such as Forbes or the Los Angeles Times, chances are you’ve already read a story entirely written by an AI-powered software system. This process is known as automated journalism, and highlights an important question about authorship: Who is the author of an article written by a virtual agent?. A 2005 study found that research participants attribute story credit to the programmers who developed the AI or the news organization publishing the story.
This was a sidenote for another note I’ve been thinking about, but I think it deserves its own post. Today (mid 2020), Microsoft is the world’s most important, influential, and exciting company in the open-source ecosystem. Once considered evil[^1], Microsoft under Nadella has not only embraced open-source, but pushed it more forward than any other Big Tech company[^2]. If I had to choose between working at any of the FAANG/Big Four/etc., it has to be Microsoft.
- Theme for 2020
I didn't write a blog post about my theme in 2020, but here's an excerpt from my blog post 2022 will be the Year of Teamwork which summarizes my thinking behind this theme: 2020 was my Year of Long Term. I had just come back after living for a short while in the San Francisco Bay Area (after an exchange semester at Santa Clara University) and I knew that I'd be graduating from the University of Twente in 2020, so I had to decide where to fo