Kory Mathewson is a PhD candidate in Reinforcement Learning at the University of Alberta with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. His research interests include interactive machine learning, human-in-the-loop deep reinforcement learning, human-robot interfaces (prosthetic robotics), and conversational dialog systems. Before his PhD, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Kory has interned at Twitter Cortex, at Google Brain Magenta, and at Apple Special Projects Group. His PhD research is funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council. He is also an accomplished improvisational theatre performance artist with Rapid Fire Theatre. He is currently fusing his interests by developing an artificial intelligence to perform comedy alongside.