AMA with Ben Livshits
Welcome to the thirteenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs.
The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is an eight-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to interact directly with team members, and to give team members—especially those who operate largely behind the scenes—a chance to share their insights and offer the community a window into their work.
The most recent AMA took place on February 20th and featured Ben Livshits, Brave’s Chief Scientist. Ben fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics, like how Brave’s machine learning model works, how his academic research background has informed his current role at Brave, and what compelled him to work for the company. Ben spoke about the various ways the team plans to drive large-scale adoption outside the cryptosphere, what he hopes to accomplish in the coming months, and his expectations for SpeedReader—a new approach to the ‘reader mode’ in other browsers—on which he and his team are driving research.
Highlights can be found below, with a link to the full AMA at the bottom of this post.
The next AMA will take place on Wednesday, March 6th, and will feature Marshall Rose, Principal Engineer at Brave.
For the full list of upcoming BAT Community AMAs through April 2019, see below.
Read Joel Reis and Sergey Zhukovsky’s AMA from January 30th, here.
Follow the BAT Community’s Updates here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/
Upcoming BAT Community AMAs:
Marshall Rose, Senior Software Engineer
Catherine Corre, Head of Communications
Holli Bohren, Chief Financial Officer
Jimmy Secretan, VP of Services & Operations
Continue reading for news on ad blocking, features, performance, privacy and Basic Attention Token related announcements.