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Leaving Cruise; why I'm still excited about AI platforms

Today marks a bittersweet moment as I say goodbye to Cruise. When I joined the company seven months ago, my mission was to scale the AV services worldwide and to modernize the AV and Cloud service developer platforms. Despite the unexpected challenges following the October incident, my journey at Cruise has been incredibly enriching, teaching me the true essence of resilience, adaptability, and commitment to excellence.

This experience has also deepened my appreciation for the pivotal role of platforms in AI development, emphasizing the need for seamless creation, deployment, and scaling of AI applications. My previous work with platforms like Cloud Foundry, Knative, and Dapr has shown me the power of simplifying complexity and how it can fuel innovation. The AI field is ripe with opportunities for these advancements. I’m excited to dive deeper into this space.

Looking ahead, I’m thrilled to embark on a new chapter focused on improved access to datasets, computational resources, and pre-built models. I’m eager to share more about this journey next week.