Illustrated portrait of David Sussillo.
Illustration by Richard A. Chance

FORCE learning and finding an out with David Sussillo

The senior research manager at Meta Reality Labs talks about neural networks and his time at the Milton Hershey School.

David Sussillo is adjunct professor in electrical engineering at Stanford University in California and senior research manager at Meta Reality Labs. In his episode of “Synaptic,” he discusses his formative years spent in a group home in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Sussillo and Abbott paper on neural networks; and why working in industry has its appeals.

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