Today we’re talking to Edward Kmett, the Head of Software Engineering at Groq. And we discuss how Edward came to be one of the most prominent members of the Haskell community. How Groq’s chips are able to provide incredible processing capabilities for AI models, and how Category Theory gives us a different way to think about mathematics. 

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

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In case you missed it: check out our episode with Groq’s Founder and CEO Jonathan Ross

About Edward Kmett:

I work at Groq with an eye towards building a better future. I also strongly believe in effective altruism and serve on the boards of the Topos Institute and the Haskell Foundation.

I spent most of my adult life trying to build reusable code in imperative languages before realizing I was building castles in sand. I converted to Haskell in 2006 while searching for better building materials. I served as the founding chair the Haskell core libraries committee and collaborate with hundreds of other developers on over three hundred projects on github.

I am obsessed with building better tools so that in seven years I won’t be stuck solving the same problems with fundamentally the same tools I used seven years ago.

About Groq:

Groq designs radically simple elegant processor architecture technology to accelerate complex workloads in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-performance computing.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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