Rick works at the intersection of emerging AI algorithms, hardware efficiency, and novel AI use cases. He leads AI business development for M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture group. Prior to Microsoft he worked at Qualcomm Research with the team who developed the Snapdragon AI Engine, and developed emerging business around always-on edge AI, Autonomous driving sensors, AI based cyber security and high performance computing at low energy. Having studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell, Rick passionately opines that deep learning is more than just Hot Dog Detectors – it’s really the next wave of Digital Signal Processing algorithms and Optimal Control. In his spare time with family Rick tracks global snowfalls, hoping for an epic snowboarding season!