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A passionate team of engineers from the company OpenAI is challenged to develop an artificial intelligence capable of defeating the World Champions of DOTA 2, a video game more complex than anything attempted by AI in the past — and given only one year to do it. The outcome could alter the way we think about advanced AI systems.
Jennifer 8. Lee ’99
Jennifer 8. Lee is an emoji activist, documentary producer and CEO of Plympton, a literary studio that works on innovative publishing projects. A former New York Times reporter, Jenny produced The Search for General Tso and The Emoji Story, both documentaries which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She was also an executive producer for The Price, which premiered at SXSW, and an associate producer for Give Me Liberty and the Emmy-winning Chasing Coral, both of which premiered at Sundance. She has co-led an Angel List seed investment fund for Y Combinator and was a Fast Company Most Creative Person in Business in 2018. Jenny is cofounder of Emojination, a group whose motto is “Emoji by the people, for the people,” as well as vice-chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. She graduated from Harvard with degrees in applied mathematics and economics.
Susan Zhang, AI Researcher at Meta
Susan Zhang is an AI research engineer focused on pushing the limits of compute for general pre-training methods, along with infrastructure design for AI experimentation at scale. She has over 10 years of experience building software systems tackling a wide variety of domains ranging from quantum computing at Los Alamos, all the way to photonic AI hardware design at Luminous Computing. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Princeton University, and she is hoping to see the day when machines are the ones who finally solve the 6 remaining Millenium Prize problems.
Chad Herschberger, Director and Editor
Over the last 25 years Chad Herschberger has worked on projects seen on AMC, History Channel, PBS, HBO, BBC, and festivals including Sundance, HotDocs, and SXSW. Chad recently served as story producer, editor, and animator on AMC’s 6-part series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics. He was co-producer and editor on the documentary 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (for IFC); and co-producer and editor on the documentary Kim Swims about leading open water marathon swimmer, Kim Chambers. He co-directed, shot & edited the character study “William Matthews: Drawn to Paint (PBS). Chad is currently directing “Love Ivan” about the complicated 20 year friendship between a father and his daughter’s killer.