Anna Divoli aka Euresi
What's your job and what do you like about it?
I am the Head of research & Development At Pingar, a start up that develops technology allowing computers to read human language, understand it, and convert it to structured data.
The software we develop ensures machines do super-fast work that most humans find boring. This allows small or large organisations to know and organize the content of their documents, emails, articles, etc., while frees humans to do more interesting work.
On a Day to day Basis, I love talking to clients to understand the problems they are facing and (most of the time) I offer them solutions. I also get to work with a bunch of super smart scientists and engineers to constantly improve our technology and add more features.
How do you identify with your superhero identity?
Euresi eliminates text/document noise and allows people to find the information they are after. this is exactly what i am passionate about: ensure we, humans, can access what we are looking for with a little help from the machines. It is just awesome that i make a living from teaching the machines how to help us.
We shouldn't worry too much in early age about finding our niche. if we follow our passion(s), it will find us. I loved mathematics and science at school and i did not enjoy at all learning grammar and foreign languages. I ended up studying biomedical sciences at university and, missing the mathematical aspect, continued with an informatics masters. There I learned about computational linguistics, a field that sees human languages in an analytical way, a way that you can introduce languages to computers. the way i saw languages and their grammar, all of a sudden, changed. And I got to combine computational linguistics, informatics, and Biomedical sciences for my phd - I am a lucky girl!