Hello! I am Rithesh Kumar, full-time Artificial Intelligence Researcher at Descript, Inc. working on Overdub, our text-to-audio feature that can make voiceover for videos or perform corrections on recordings through text. With our latest release, Descript is well on it's way to becoming the "Google Docs" for Audio / Video editing.
Recently, I completed my MSc in Computer Science (specializing in Artificial Intelligence) at the Mila lab in Université de Montréal supervised by Yoshua Bengio. During my MSc, I had the excellent opportunity to intern at Lyrebird and Microsoft Research - Montréal.
Earlier, I graduated from SSN College of Engineering (affiliated to Anna University) with a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering. I spent the final 2 years of my undergrad learning about deep learning, spending a summer at the Serre Lab in Brown University and collaborating with Prof. Yoshua Bengio at the Mila lab.
Currrently, I live in Toronto, Ontario 🇨🇦.