thinking about generative possibility
hi, i'm helen
I'm on the Science team at Hugging Face, and an affiliated researcher with Stanford HAI, working on the Technical Ethics chapter of the AI Index Report.
Previously I was a founding engineer at Cohere, where I worked on core model framework and safety research. Sometimes I publish.
Before that, I built machine learning systems at Dessa for some of the largest companies in North America, studied smart cities as a research fellow for Sidewalk Labs & Waterfront Toronto, and spent time as a Fellow at the Recurse Center in New York City studying misinformation and our information ecosystem. Before that, I was a data scientist, when being a data scientist was very hip.
A long time ago, I spent a year in the Writer-in-Residence role as part of one of the most unique writing residencies in the country. More recently, I produced SINOSTORIES, a tiny book celebrating the Sino diaspora in North America. Some other words are here.
I enjoy building unnecessary things with machine learning.