hi, i'm helen

I'm a founding engineer at Cohere, where I lead our Safety work. I'm also an affiliated researcher with Stanford HAI, working on the AI Index Report. Sometimes I publish.

Previously, 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.

I also spent a year in the Writer-in-Residence role as part of one of the most unique writing residencies in the country. Some words are here and here.

I enjoy building unnecessary things with machine learning.

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