I’m Gianluca

Startup founder and AI engineer on a journey to strengthen myself, defy Nature, and enjoy the ride.

Biology from the bottom up

Initial thoughts on transforming bioengineering into software engineering.

5 Mar 2024 · 3 min · Gianluca Truda

Yesterday's cutting edge is today's table stakes

The past 18 months in AI have been a whirlwind-clusterfuck of acceleration, innovation, and chaos.

8 Nov 2023 · 4 min · Gianluca Truda

Optimising cost, quality, latency

There is a trifecta of variables that just about everyone building generative AI systems cares about — cost, quality, and latency. As is often the case in computing, there is a trade-off between these properties. And all three are bought with the currency of performance.

31 Oct 2023 · 2 min · Gianluca Truda

The blueprint of agency

Why some sail and others drift.

31 Oct 2023 · 4 min · Gianluca Truda

Generative models for synthesising private datasets

My MSc thesis and what it aims to do for biomedical science.

8 Jul 2021 · 4 min · Gianluca Truda

Quantified Sleep

This project applied statistical learning techniques to an observational Quantified-Self (QS) study to build a descriptive model of sleep quality. A total of 472 days of my sleep data was collected with an Oura ring. This was combined with a variety of lifestyle, environmental, and psychological data, harvested from multiple sensors and manual logs.

30 Jun 2021 · 3 min · Gianluca Truda

Reviewing my 2020 predictions

How I almost outsmarted 3 pro forecasters using Bayes rule.

3 Apr 2021 · 6 min · Gianluca Truda

Gianluca's Predictions for 2020

Trying to out-forecast Vox in 2020. What could go wrong?

14 Jan 2020 · 15 min · Gianluca Truda

My older projects

A selection of my older projects (pre ~2019) transferred from an old website for posterity.

1 Jun 2019 · 6 min · Gianluca Truda