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Holly Marie Peck
Director of Creative Services @ Soul Machines | Founder @ Women Who Code Vancouver | Advisor
Holly Peck is a creative and technical leader, founder, advisor, and electronic artist. She has a BA in anthropology from Princeton University. Once, she wrote a thesis on death and symbolic immortality. Holly first contemplated humanness whilst excavating Neanderthal bones in France. Since, her creative and engineering projects have explored human and machine learning, robotics and embodiment, and memory and ritual. Currently, Holly is Director of Creative Services at Soul Machines, where she works with artists, R&D, and product teams to ship personalized, intelligent character experiences to the Fortune 50. Previously, she worked in a humanoid robotics lab, where she built AI-powered cognitive architecture for humanoid robots and created IP around the future of ethical human-robot interaction. Holly is founder and director of Women Who Code Vancouver, a community she grew from 0 to 2300 techlords in three years. She is a 2018 BC Business 30 Under 30, a 2018 and 2019 Microsoft MVP in AI, and a recipient of the Udacity x Intel scholarship in Edge AI. Recently, she was profiled in the YouTube docuseries 'The Age of AI', narrated by Robert Downey Jr., the first episode of which has seen over 39 million views. On weekends, Holly programs polyphonic synthesizers, reads grimoires, and develops 35mm film. In 2018, she released her first electronic album called ‘Nobody’ as part of her synth-pop project NUIT. She has a fondness for breakfast, architectures, and black latex.