By Sam Ames
Wednesday of last week I took a trip to Google’s new Covent Garden offices; this was for their yearly technical challenge event. I met around twenty Google engineers and some other management staff from the Belgrave House office that I visited back in 2011, and again in September. Among these highly knowledgeable and happy people was the event sponsor – head of Google UK engineering, with whom I discussed the cutting-edge WebRTC specification. I really appreciated his humble manner, and expect it is rare among individuals with such senior roles.
Lillian Tang’s Artificial intelligence module came in very useful when I was able to explain that when building a ‘priority inbox’, I would initially consider the idea of using three different classifiers and researching their accuracy, before applying a weighting and subsequently finding an average.
I am very thankful for the opportunity and look forward to Andrew Walker’s return to Surrey, in the new year. We have received confirmation, but no date as yet.