Meet Cole Robertson: Chipp's New Founding Engineer and AI Visionary

Cole shares his journey into AI and how he is bringing his passion as a builder in Kansas to bring about our vision of AI for All.


Scott Meyer
April 8, 2024

We're thrilled to introduce the latest addition to Chipp, Cole Robertson!

Cole is a founding engineer joining us from the heartland of Kansas. Cole brings a background in computer science combined with personal exploration into AI. As a passionate Midwesterner, he is passionate about bringing the power of AI to people in his community. Here at Chipp, we believe in "AI for All," and Cole's insights and innovations are set to propel us closer to that vision. Meet Cole and learn more about his journey!

A Passion for Accessibility

Cole's journey in tech began with a passion for the web that later transitioned into his work with AI. "I just think it's amazing that anybody can use these LLMs and AI to help in so many different professions and use cases," Cole shared. His excitement for AI is not just about the technology itself but about unlocking potential across various fields, making sophisticated tech tools available and useful to everyone.

From Web Developer to AI Savant

Though Cole started his career in web development, he transitioned to AI based on his curiosity and the evolving tech landscape. His projects have ranged from an innovative LLM-based SMS platform—allowing communication without an internet connection—to real-time transcription services that enhance how people gather and process information. Cole is a perfect example of learning by doing, which made him stand out as a candidate for Chipp.

Bringing AI to the Midwest

Cole is also a fervent advocate for broadening the tech landscape to include regions outside traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley. "It's huge. It's ripe for it," he says about integrating AI into the Midwest tech scene. His work is a testament to the idea that location should not limit one's access to or impact technological advancements. By fostering an environment where AI tools are as common and easy to use as smartphones, Cole envisions a world where even smaller teams in the Midwest can leverage AI to accelerate their growth and compete on larger stages.

Empowering the Next Generation

For those curious about diving into AI, Cole recommends starting with LLMs to build a rapid learning cycle. His advice is simple yet profound: immerse yourself in AI to elevate your understanding and skills, regardless of your field. This approach is about enhancing personal knowledge and leveraging AI to create impactful solutions, whether through entrepreneurial ventures or by enhancing existing business processes.

A Fast Start at Chipp

It’s only been a week, but Cole has been busy! He has already made his first contributions to our codebase, and several projects are underway. His ability to integrate and start delivering from day one speaks volumes about his expertise and fit with our team's dynamic.

As we continue to innovate and expand our AI capabilities at Chipp, Cole Robertson will undoubtedly be a pivotal figure in our journey.

Stay tuned to see how Cole's work will revolutionize the way we interact with AI, making it a tool for everyone, everywhere.

Welcome aboard, Cole—we can't wait to build the future with you! 🚀

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