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Jeff Orkin

GiantOtter
CEO
Jeff Orkin has been developing systems to understand human behavior and language for over 20 years. As CEO of Giant Otter Technologies, Jeff is building on his PhD research at the MIT Media Lab, using machine learning to mine actionable insights from recordings of people talking to one another. Prior to MIT, Jeff spent a decade working in the videogame industry. At Warner Bros, Jeff led development of award winning Artificial Intelligence systems for multiple titles. Jeff has served as a Contributing Author and Section Editor of the AI Game Programming Wisdom book series, and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. Recognized as a leader in the field, Jeff regularly speaks at academic and industry conferences, and has published 25+ peer-reviewed articles about AI. Jeff holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Tufts University with a minor in Studio Art.