On April 1st 2017, I have decided to leave my role leading Bing and Cortana at Microsoft to pursue my passion for human rights.
This was a huge decision. On the one hand I could continue to lead a 2,000 person team in the forefront of new products using AI and other advanced technologies. I could continue to earn a lot of income for my family. I could rest assured of my place in life.
But I just couldn't do it.
All around me I see pain and suffering. I see it close to home as people lose their healthcare, and I see it around the world with people suffering from slavery (21,000,000 people) and I cannot sit idly by and have a "good life" by ignoring it.
So I am going to jump in and try to do something about it. more later :)