Amy Heineike is the Principal Product Architect at Primer, building machines that read and write text, leveraging NLP, NLG, and a host of algorithms to augment human analysts. On Primer’s founding team, she built their data science and engineering teams and recently moved to England where she will grow their UK presence. Previously, she developed technology for visualizing large document sets as network maps, and worked in London modeling cities. A Cambridge mathematician, Amy is fascinated by complex human systems and the algorithms and data that help us understand them.
The exponential growth of scientific research about the novel coronavirus is one of the truly inspiring and hope filled stories of this crisis—but it’s also a story of overwhelming data volume. AI has a crucial role to play in making information accessible and putting it in context. We built covid19primer.com to connect the research to the news and social conversations about it, and to discover trends and highlight commentary. What have we learnt so far, and what comes next?