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Sean Robinson

Harnessing the Power of Data


Dr. Sean Robinson is a research scientist working in the areas of machine learning, social media analysis, artificial intelligence and data science for a leading technology incubator in Seattle. Sean has led a variety of simulation, modeling and analysis tasks pertinent to detection algorithm development, search for items of interest, the protection of U.S. borders and the development of signatures of anomalies and rare events. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington, developing source characterization algorithms for a NASA/DOE Gamma Ray Telescope.

They took our jerbs!

The replacement of "raw" manual labor or repetitive mental tasks with robots is definitely upon us.  This has to be the single most talked-about facet of the AI revolution, and I'd definitely agree that this level of job displacement (at least) is in our future. One...

Science and Government Control

Come closer. What I’m about to tell you is privileged information.  No seriously. Closer still.  *conspiratorial whisper* The government controls the science you get to know about. Is this a surprise to anyone?  It could be.  Right now my country (that’s the USA) is...

The “Telescope Effect” in brainstorming

In my time working as a government scientist, I was able to work with a lot of cross-disciplinary teams, often putting math-and-code-heavy folks like myself together with domain-specific specialists like chemists or biologists who worked in wet labs more and made...

About This Blog – Doom from the Machines

About This Blog – Doom from the Machines

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