Co-Founder and CTO of NEAR Protocol. Team of ex-MemSQL / Google / Tensorflow. Now building sharded mobile-first blockchain protocol. Artificial Intelligence Researcher. Making this world better with software and data. Passionate about Machine Intelligence, understanding natural language. Illia is an ICPC finalist and has more than 10 years of industry experience, including 3 years at Google where he was a major TensorFlow contributor and a manager of the team building question answering capabilities for the core Google search.