A few months back Jeremy suggested I make a forum post out of my fast.ai story so here it is. There’s also a DL job opening at the end if you can make it past my tirade.
When I started with fast.ai in August 2017 I had no machine learning experience, but the course was smooth sailing from day one (other than AWS, which I still have not forgiven). Like the rest of you, it was a huge thrill being able to replicate state of the art papers in just a few months.
Fast forward to today and I’m part of a team of three that have set up a start-up using DL to generate data for the video game industry. It’s very early days but the AAA companies we’re in contact with have already been impressed with our results (100% accuracy vs human performance on some tasks).
We’re now looking to hire so we can roll out our first product in the next few months. Here’s a link to the job post on Kaggle.
I’d be keen to work with anyone who’d been through the fast.ai courses so please mention that if you apply!