Hi, I'm Alan Laidlaw

I'm a product manager and system designer that focuses on applied machine learning in the enterprise. 

Recently, I've been working on Machine Learning at Home Depot. That involves scoping out good fits for machine learning, finding the right people to be involved and making a solid business case. Primarily though, it required that I rewire my way of thinking about how we make tools.

One of the things I admire about UX is focus on the user and not the tools. We tend to introduce complexity to any problem we focus on. There are only a handful of inventions or methods that remove complexity, and those inventions always have an interface.