"Why can't captions be in the negative space?"
I was trying to watch reality TV and could not see the outfits of all the contestants. Drawing on my experience as a AI Solutions Engineer, I knew I could train a convolutional neural network to recognize the negative space within each frame. So in that one could build a corpus on negative space, you could have the mapping of captions appear over these areas during TV shows. The patent is called "METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADDING CONTENT TO IMAGES BASED ON NEGATIVE SPACE RECOGNITION".
AGILE PROJECT MANAGER
"You're a Renaissance developer!"
My first official project was to market content in a way that would connect with developers across digital platforms. This was a spike to outline extreme personas of enterprise software developers. The clever aspect is to have the project pair with Marketing to form a campaign led by a software developer - me! It led to a wealth of knowledge and understanding of which platforms to target, which are not worth to target, and traits of the developers the the efforts did engage. The actions from the spike was my development of a tool for IBMers to fill out a form that adds the correct tracking parameters and shortens URLs so that any IBMer can make trackable links back to IBM content to show their digital footprint and therein their social media impact.
SENIOR AI SOLUTIONS ENGINEER
"I think its pronounced like 'Ssh-lum-Burger'?"
I connected with a senior Architect who I collaborated with in-person at an Architect workshop. He pulled me in on this project and gave me logs of comments on oil rig workers. I then constructed an NLP pipeline to have Watson analyze and classify the comments from oil rig workers for more insights into rig operations.
"Do you have your laptop charger? I forgot it in my backpack."
I was going into the office every other day on my motorcycle. I loved the ride, so I took the scenic route. And I forgot my phone, laptop and any other charger that was important when I got to work. And you know, being a solutions engineer means my browser tabs are tabalicious, iTerm tabs are being used too, and the fan sounds as loud as a blow dryer. Out of frustration, I made a patent on gathering and utilizing data in a myriad of ways by computer vision trained to recognize specific personal effects in someone's backpack, purse, etc. The patent is called "COGNITIVE CONTAINER CONTENT DETERMINATION".
IBM Watson Solutions Engineer
"But it hasn't GA'ed yet."
With a sigh, I press down to repeat the call to the bot yet again and hesitate as my phone trills. My face becomes static as I check my call log for the past few days. 113 calls to my robot. I was developing an Interactive Voice Response system I detail further in my article "How to Use Scrum to Combat Bullies". A ton of the time I utilized V1 of Artificial Intelligence services coming out of IBM Research. Think about that for a second. It was learn it and use it and build with it within a hour-by-hour basis sometimes same-day of the releases. It was fast, extreme and I absolutely loved it. Though there were days I talked more to my chatbots than humans, that is a true story!
"You can use a Deep Belief Network to construct Music"
I was in Vancouver for an engagement with one of the largest film production companies in Canada due to 20th Century Fox partnering with IBM to develop the 1st “cognitive movie trailer” for its upcoming horror movie called “Morgan”.