Anthony Goldbloom, Kaggle
Season 2 Episode 5: Anthony Goldbloom – Kaggle
Anthony Goldbloom is bringing together the world’s best data scientists to solve incredibly challenging problems with data and AI. For Anthony, being an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley was never on the radar, but an uninspiring job with the government, some free hours each evening, and a love of programming was all he needed to start a big idea: Kaggle. Launched in 2010, Google acquired Kaggle in 2017 and Anthony stayed on as CEO – building the company and going from strength to strength.
Kaggle is like a virtual colosseum for data scientists, where the best compete to build problem-solving algorithms for prizes. Over the years, scientists on Kaggle have tackled mapping dark matter, aggregating COVID research, predicting earthquakes, and teaching AI to chat like characters on Star Trek.
U.S. Consul General Mike Kleine hosts Anthony to reflect on the importance of a move to the U.S. with the E3 visa, the traps of self-deprecation in Silicon Valley, and how to build a vibrant and healthy online community.
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In this podcast, U.S. Consul General to Melbourne Michael Kleine meets the Australian founders and entrepreneurs who cut a path between 37˚ N & S and found capital, partners, markets, and success in the United States.
Mike Kleine is a career diplomat for the U.S. Department of State Officer who is currently the U.S. Consul General to Melbourne. As a former founder turned diplomat, he has a deep-seated interest in entrepreneurship, a fascination with innovation, and a passion for the U.S-Australia relationship.
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