Sean is ML architect at Syntiant, technical lead for the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, and PhD in machine learning. His technical work spans neural accelerators for energy efficient inference, deep learning for speech and heliophysics, and reinforcement learning for wildfire suppression policy. Outside his paid work, Sean organizes a series of workshops at major academic AI conferences on the topic of “AI for Good” and develops the AI Incident Database with the Partnership on AI. His academic efforts have been published by Cambridge Press, Springer, AI Magazine, and a variety of machine learning and human computer interaction conference proceedings. His open source development work has earned media attention in the Atlantic, Der Spiegel, Mashable, Wired, and O’Reilly.