Will Falcon did not have a traditional path to tech. He is originally from South America, and moved to the US when he was a teenager. Later in life, he went through Navy Seal training and served the country for 6 years, doing primarily special reconnaissance. After leaving the military, he taught himself how to code and “fell into” the world of AI. He finds the dynamic of uncertainty in the military translates over to the tech startup world. Outside of tech, he likes to try random things, but digs surfing, swimming, and doing art.
In his undergrad program, Will created a toolset to help you scale code within the deep learning, AI world. Prior to joining Facebook, he open sourced his tooling and shared it with the world. He noticed that many large enterprises were adopting his toolset, and in doing so, they were running into the same problems – problems that this current iteration could fix.
This is the creation story of Lightning AI.
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