This is an interview with Yotam Azriel, a friend of mine and co-founder of Tensor Leap, a company focused on explainability ai. And this is also the goal of this interview. We cover explainability ai, what it is, how it works, and how to do that. I hope you enjoy the interview. What is your academic background and your background outside of academia?
have no academic background at all. I I started to work just out of nowhere. I, I, I did some research in some university in the staff. I started my scientific professional life very early. I started to work in IT companies since 16 to do some research in different places. So I started in, in physics.
Mostly department. I did some magnetic fields, infer magnetic materials, research how magnetic field is, is floating, how you can improve transformation of, of energy. And I worked on some patent on a, on a few researchers. I got, oh, reward from the Israeli president for one of my research when I was about 16.
And then some company found me, called me, and I joined them. It was Paloma. We did wireless charging technologies. I had a small venture back then. He erased some money, tried to work on some kind of neural transformer. And, and then the, I joined the Israeli army for, for intelligence. So I, I developed some techniques to detect stuff.
And, and from there I moved to the nuclei research and move to the nuclear research Center, which is. A research center in Israel. And and I think that, that it's, I had one conversation with one crazy physicist that came to me and told me I was sure that I, I wanted to be huge physics. I, I thought that about Bar and Einstein and Schneider.
And then this guy came to me and told Newan, there is no, and there will never be again, any big physicists. Those people are. And that it's, it's thousands of people that working on a very complex and and a very comprehensive theory and everyone changing very small piece in this huge theory. So you won't be a physicist, but by the way, this field of biological algorithms that can learn seems to be a serious thing and you should go there.
So, so I started to focus mainly on AI back then and. And I just understood that this is going to be the, the path of my life. So I never, I never went to university to, to do any, any kind of degrees. But part of my professional life, I got a lot of experience in a lot of tools that allowed me to, to conduct very, very advanced research.
So I'm very hands on. I think I'm, I'm calling myself developer data scientist maybe. I dunno. I, I did a lot in the last 12 years. I did some c CPP programming and and algorithms and modeling and autonomous vehicles and algo trading and cloud management and and different kind of stuff. And all of them, you know, I choose every position in my life in order to become.
The person I need to be in order to open a company. Like I had a vision that I want to do something and I know that I need to, to understand a big percentage of the stack in order to be able to know what actually happening. Maybe I'm free control in a way. So I choose very specifically and in in attention spec specific job that will, that will make me to gain those, those tools by the way.