Phillip Wang is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gather, a video-chat platform designed to make virtual interactions more human. Phillip believes that Gather is a start of a metaverse where people can choose to live their lives without the constraints of the physical world. A technologist and builder at heart, he spent a great year at Siempre where built and explored better ways to have relationships over a lifetime. He is also skilled in researching and working with artificial intelligence technology to learn how it can have a positive impact in real-world settings. Previously, Phillip conducted research in meta-learning with Brandon Amos and released the first open-source implementation of SNAIL, a popular meta-learning architecture.
RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
Tackling sample inefficiency in Reinforcement Learning using Minecraft and imitation learning.
Holochat (Holographic 3D video chat)
Subtle Asian Matches (Dating app with 20k+ users)
SquareCraft (Multiplayer strategy game)
PyTorch Implementation of SNAIL
Strategy Extraction using Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
RoboVote (Voting website for collective decisions)
Hands Free Texting (Android phone application)
Facebook: Worked on data science and full stack engineering for the Marketing Automation team
Cruise Automation: Built deep learning models for object detection and image segmentation tasks.
Phillip has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.