I’m Corey Jaskolski, an inventor, AI developer, and the 2020 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year. AMA!
Hi! I’m Corey Jaskolski, the 2020 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year. I am an inventor and AI developer and have built and deployed technologies around the world for conservation, exploration, and archaeological missions. Ask Me Anything!
Some of my more exciting work has included:
- Descending 12,500 feet deep (3,810m) to the wreck of the Titanic in a 3-person sub to help operate robots inside the wreck.
- Leading a team to 3D map the highest glacier in the world on Mount Everest by helicopter-borne LIDAR and photogrammetry
- Scuba diving deep within flooded caves in Mexico to build digital 3D models of Ice Age Bear skulls and ancient Mayan human sacrifice victims
- Building a custom camera array to capture a synthetic “copy” of one of the world’s few remaining Sumatran rhinos
- Developing a conservation AI system that can find poachers, animals, and weapons in trail cam and video camera imagery in real time
- Starting the synthetic data AI company, Synthetaic, where we “grow” image data for high stakes AI use cases (conservation, security, medical, etc.) where limited sample islands have prevented high-quality predictive modeling. Synthetaic’s goal is to democratize AI and unlock its full impact in all fields.
EDIT: Thanks so much for your questions! I had a lot of fun answering them, but I’ve gotta run….