How Alexander Wang Become A Billionaire At 25.
When you know in math, science, and physics, and you know these fields, there’s always a right answer. You’re either right or wrong, and I think that teaches you some of the wrong lessons. Remember, believe in my early violin lessons where you get all the notes right, but that isn’t the one thing that matters. What mattered was that you could weave through the notes the emotion in the story That the original composer was trying to convey. I think that was one of the powerful lessons. I think, you know, one thing that many of us have learned over time is that a lot of times it’s not about something being clinically cracked. Clint, the writer, is exactly right. It’s about how they can make people feel, and that definitely is true in technology and stuff and treating everything that we try to build.
Alexander Wang and the CEO and founder of scale AI scale.
My name’s Alexander Wang and the CEO and founder of scale AI scale. I am the data infrastructure for A. I. to power the most ambitious AI projects in the world. Every organization wants to implement A. I., but often times the biggest bottleneck in their way is being able to create really high-quality data and data sets to power that AI at the scale. We sort of view data as the core problem of building a great A.-I. There are a lot of other companies viewed as an afterthought, and that really prevents an A., I. from having sort of the negative outcomes that can have. We raised over $600,000,000 today, and we work with everywhere from the largest automakers in the world like Toyota and General Motors to the United States Department of Defense.
To some of the largest enterprises in the world, Microsoft square and PayPal, and some leading A. I. research organizations like opening. When you learn how to program for the first time, it’s shocking. But you are generally sort of telling the computer to do very simple things. The art of programming traditionally is the art of sort of giving computers very black and white instructions, very simple instructions that anybody could follow, and one of the beauties of A. I. is that you can.
A.I. and machine learning
Program computers with judgment and reasoning, and sort of new ones’ understanding of the world. You have an AI system looking at an image and telling you what’s in the image, or listen to an audio snippet and understand what’s being said. And it is sort of this incredible enabler for what computers can do, or the power of computing, and in general. I think we’ve already seen sort of over the past many decades what the power of computers, computing, and mobile phones. All that stuff has been on humanity, I, think A, I and machine learning is having a huge opportunity to do the same. Both my parents are physicists, and I grew up in a small town in New Mexico that is called almost Mexico.
Where there’s a national lab and a lot of the people I grew up with had parents who were scientists or some sort of as a sort of very special place. My mom from a very young age taught me about maths and physics and science, and, you know, now she taught me, was such a wanderer. I think I always wanted to be learning more. I always wanted to be doing more, always wanted to sort of be accomplishing more. Furthermore, I left high school after my junior year of high school and then moved out to Silicon Valley to work as a software engineer.
Build great software
I learned so much from building products about what it meant to us to like the metrics focusing data focus, and what it’s like for men to build great software. Then that’s when I was inspired by A. I. As for Saddam, I did work like it was really cool. And I went back to my team. Then about a year ago, my team, I dropped out to start scaling with over 500 people out. It’s pretty wild to know, how you know what originally started now. You know, a few people in the basement of our investor to what it’s what it’s sort of become. Where we started was in autonomous vehicles and self-driving.
I think it was one of the first real use cases and applications that caught the imagination of the world. What if we could have unlimited, easy. Eco-friendly transportation everywhere in the world through autonomous vehicles? One of the examples that we get excited about is health care. This huge bottleneck in the number of doctors-trained doctors all around the world. There’s incredible potential for AI and machine learning to analyze as many of the cases as possible. Automatically before needing S. -escalation with doctors, the doctor can spend their time on cases with anomalies that are out of date or not, and so at scale did research with my team. Using AI and machine learning to analyze dermatology data into metrology imaging to see how I can automate that process. And then, therefore, on the block, the sort of doctor bottleneck, another use case that I’m passionate about.
Dermatology data into metrology
Is using AI to help solve some of the largest geopolitical problems and working with governments in being able to sort of provide technology to agents in these very tough, tricky situations. In the war with Russian Ukraine, we. Deployed large scale technology in understanding satellite imagery of major Ukrainian cities. Karki. Niro-extenders could predict the amount of damage in some parts of the cities, and so we analyzed them using machine learning as well as satellite imagery and identified them.
All sorts of structures in cities where there is meaningful damage that wasn’t otherwise being addressed. Her captor is a humanitarian effort, and so I’m incredibly excited by our work there and the enabling sort of humanitarian efforts. Enabling us to respond to some of the world’s most pressing and exchange problems. In the world, there are a lot of very smart people who are focused. It’s almost, and helps you know there are so many people focused on what’s going to happen when we have it. Yeah, I was going to happen, you know, 2 or 3 decades in the future. Then there’s not enough people who were focused on one of the problems we have today and how we can use our intelligence machine learning too.
Really change the game today, and so I mean, what’s next for us is to be the people, some of the people hopefully in the world, who are focused on how we solve. Some of the biggest issues that come up around climate agriculture, geo-politics, around medicine, and really. Making an impact, you know, now.