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The human algorithm

Design systems

June 26, 2024
10:30 - 11:15A PST

Open seats

The human algorithm

10:35 - 10:55A

Perplexity.ai

10:55 - 11:15A

The Future of Software is Couture

10:35 - 10:55A

Perplexity.ai

Henry Modisett

he/him

Head of Design at perplexity.ai

Henry Modisett is a designer and engineer who is determined to put useful software into the world. Through Perplexity he works to advance the ways in which people obtain and share information. He leads the Perplexity design team which does product design, brand/marketing design, video production, and UI engineering. Previously he worked on Quora, Gmail, and a variety of failed startups.

Aravind Srinivas

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CEO und Mitbegründer at perplexity.ai

Aravind Srinivas is the CEO of Perplexity, the conversational "answer engine" that provides precise, user-focused answers to queries — with in-line citations. Aravind co-founded the company in 2022 after working as a research scientist at OpenAI, Google, and DeepMind. To date, Perplexity has raised over $100 million from investors including Jeff Bezos, Nat Friedman, Elad Gil, and Susan Wojciki. He has a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley and a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineerin

10:55 - 11:15A

The Future of Software is Couture

What is couture software? Sam & Jason will present their vision of the future - computers that intelligently learn your preferences and change their behavior & form to meet them. Subtopics will include: how can you build a design system that will support this, while maintaining a creative vision & taste? How can you balance agency & control for the user and magic within the system?

Sam Whitmore

Co-founder & CEO at New Computer

Sam is co-founder & CEO of New Computer, a startup reimagining personalized computing for consumers in the age of AI. Formerly, she was Head of Engineering at Kensho, a company which used early NLP techniques to organize information for financial clients, including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and JP Morgan Chase. Kensho was acquired in 2018 by S&P Global for $550mm, at the time the largest Al acquisition in history.

Jason Yuan

he/him

Chief Design Officer at New Computer

Co-founder and Chief Design Officer of New Computer. Former member of Apple Design Team where he worked on the future of intelligent, expressive computing. Founder and co-inventor of MakeSpace (now known as Sprout), a multi-player-first telepresence platform. Creator of mercuryos.com and helped pioneer ideas in generative UI. As a designer, worked with clients like Klim Type Foundry, Blackpink, Chanel, Vogue, Jackson Wang, The MET Gala, Nike, Christina Aguilera, FKA Twigs and The Weeknd.