Zach Hanson, a Machine Learning expert living far, far in the wilderness joins us at On The Edge Podcast today. With a background in AI, Zach has made his living advancing one of the most hot-topic technologies affecting our lives right now. He now lives deep in the Idaho wilderness with his family, living a well balanced life of nature and technology. Today we’ll discuss his knowledge of AI, as well as some super interesting stories about living in the middle of nowhere. From hunting a bear with a bow and arrow in his underwear to having an emergency that required an air-lift, to Jiu-Jitsu, this podcast hits all of our favorite topics!

In Zach’s words: Zach Hanson is a Machine Learning product management expert with experience delivering high-value products at several large enterprises. As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded three startups. More importantly, Zach is a remote work enthusiast and has been a remote employee for his entire professional career.

Zach and his wife Olesya, along with their two children Ellis and Wyatt, live in the remote city of Atlanta in rural Idaho at the base of the Sawtooth mountains. Their day-to-day life consists of wood chopping, cooking, tending to animals, and figuring out ways to live a healthy and sustainable life.

0:00 – Start
6:15 – What was your role in AI?
11:00 – Explain machine learning & large language model
20:30 – Career patch in AI
28:40 – How did you get into outdoor culture & moving to tiny town?
35:30 – What’s it like living in Atlanta Idaho
45:40 – Tell us about the book
57:10 – Bear encounter
1:13:00 – What do you do in an emergency?
1:24:30 – Biggest ‘aha’ moment of living rural

Quickly- I’m Scott Groves – Husband, Father, Loan Officer, Coach, Author, Podcaster, and Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I gave up boxing, where I was 5-0 in amateur fights, when I turned 40. BJJ is safer for old men than getting punched in the head 🙂

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