Just made it back into U.S. – the beautiful America where a village boy with no uncle or anyone has found favor simply based on grace, decency, and hardwork. And checking, I got a surprise: a Silicon Valley company we have been working for upgraded me to a Board Member with equity award.
This firm makes Biomorphic AI microprocessors – a special type of microprocessors which emulate human biology to make better microprocessors which can do AI processing better. The idea is that by mimicking the event-driven asynchronous parallelism inherent in the central nervous system of man, we can engineer the spiking communication in neurons-synapses to replace the digital protocols of today’s computing.
This was my PhD specialty; in the industry I added a flavor with ultra low power front-end designs of inertial sensors where power budgets are in nano-Amps [do not get me going!].
Also, this firm also doubled our compensation. Simply, we serve as technical mentors to the young people in VC-funded startups. It was in CMU that I signed the first deal on this practice in 2012 when a big VC hired me to help a startup. Since then, clients have abounded.
I am taking family to TGI Fridays to celebrate.