I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Claire in real life and she has so much passion, drive and curiosity! She has had a fascinating path into tech and it’s incredible to follow her progress as she dives deeper into AI and creates educational materials around it. Claire as also such a bright and fun human being, I’m very glad that this community has allowed me to get to know her!
Follow Claire on social media and learn about her story below!
My name is Claire. I am a tech blogger and workshop runner who has worked at a top tech company for almost 5 years. I love food and laughing at myself – I don’t take myself too seriously. I am passionate about AI and creating a more sustainable future using technology. I help passionate devs and product managers learn how to have an impact with artificial intelligence by blogging about code, AI innovations and running online training.
How did you get into tech?
My journey into the world of artificial intelligence is rather an unusual one.
I studied chemistry and was working in a research lab having completed my masters. After a few years of working on innovations projects with 20-year scope, I wanted to move to something faster.
That’s when I moved to work in a tech company.
Initially, on the business side but then moving closer to tech, I become exposed to the wonders of machine learning and AI. I was fascinated by it. It felt like my passions for science, and fast-paced environments were colliding in ever more impressive ways.
However, over the last couple of years, I became increasingly concerned with the narrative on AI from politicians and the media.
Many share messages about artificial intelligence that are at best misleading and often inaccurate. Under normal circumstances, I have been content(ish) to sit on the sidelines cursing those with the microphone for spreading their ‘fake news.’ I would hope for them to see the error of their ways and actually look at the data knowing they wouldn’t.
However, with the seemingly infinite potential of AI, I felt compelled to take action.
That’s when I started my blog Artificially Intelligent Claire, a source of truth and inspiration for people interested in learning about AI. Through this process, I taught myself to code and am excited to learn more about the innovations AI is driving tackling major problems in healthcare and the environment.
What languages/technologies do you have the most experience in?
Python for machine learning and data science
What are you currently learning/practising?
Learning more about Cloud Computing, and practice implementing deep learning algorithms
What are your favourite resources to learn/stay updated on tech?
I love reading different blogs and have Google Alerts set up to keep me up to date on the latest news/
What would people learn about by following you?
By following me people will learn about: coding machine learning, career tips for data scientists, solving problems with AI, the occasional tech pun and having a more sustainable life.
What inspired you to start sharing your experiences on social media?
To be honest, initially it was to help get traffic to my blog but it very quickly became all about the community. I have met some great people (like Masha!) online and love the conversations you can have there. Especially if your close network IRL is not involved in the tech community so much.
How can we get in touch with you?
DM me on Insta or hop over to my blog where I have a contact form. I am one of those crazy people who cannot have unread emails so I will read your email 😀
iPhone or Android?
Dogs or cats?
What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
Ben and Jerry’s fish food or any tropical fruit flavour
What’s the next place you want to travel to?
Either Zanzibar or Jordan
How many hours of sleep do you need to get to feel like yourself?
What is your superpower?
Breaking down technical or complex topics into simple steps
Those are incredible next destinations, take me with you please!!
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