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Holly Marie Peck
Director of Creative Services @ Soul Machines | Founder @ Women Who Code Vancouver | AI/ML Advisor
Holly Peck is a creative technologist and AI engineer manager, founder, advisor, and electronic artist. She has a BA from Princeton University and a background in AI/robotics and cognitive services. Once, she wrote a thesis on death and symbolic immortality. Currently, Holly is Director of Creative Services at Soul Machines, an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) company backed by Salesforce Ventures, Temasek, and Mercedes-Benz Ventures. There, she leads a global team of NLP/NLU engineers, conversational designers, and linguists pioneering the future of conversational AI for embodied machine agents. Additionally, she works with technical art teams and R&D to ship personalized, character experiences to the Fortune 50. Previously, Holly was Director of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) at a humanoid robotics company, where she built AI-powered cognitive architecture for humanoid robots and created IP around the future of ethical human-robot interaction. Holly is founder and director of Women Who Code Vancouver, a community she grew from 0 to 2300 techlords in three years. She is a 2018 BC Business 30 Under 30, a 2018 and 2019 Microsoft MVP in AI, and a recipient of the Udacity x Intel scholarship in Edge AI. Recently, she was profiled in the YouTube docuseries 'The Age of AI', narrated by Robert Downey Jr., the first episode of which has seen over 41 million views.