We Wish to Thank…

…the thousands of software developers who have created the open-source software on which we rely every day, from operating system kernels to interactive computing tools. We stand on your shoulders. Thank you.

…the teams behind open-source frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe, and Theano, which make it practical for us to conduct deep learning R&D in our area of interest. We stand on your shoulders. Thank you.

…the many AI researchers and practitioners who make their work public and write or speak regularly about it, starting with Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, and Yann LeCun. We stand on your shoulders. Thank you.

…all members of the "Graham-and-Doddsville" community who write or speak regularly about their approach to investing, starting with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. We stand on your shoulders. Thank you.

To all these individuals: we read what you write; we use your software; we admire your work; we owe you a debt of gratitude. We have met only a small number of you. If you are ever in the Northern Virginia / DC / Southern Maryland area and want to meet for lunch or coffee, please let us know.