The Spotlight is On: Eunice Afenkhena
At Cien, we’re lucky to have a diverse, talented and passionate team! In this series, we meet a Cien team member to ask them what it’s like to work at an AI-first start up.
This week we meet Data Science Intern Eunice Afenkhena.
Where are you from, and what brought you to Barcelona?
I am a Nigerian American from Houston, Texas. I moved to Barcelona to study abroad and of course gain international work experience! One thing I enjoy about living in Barcelona is the access to public transit. I appreciate how I can literally go anywhere within the city. In Texas, you have to drive to anywhere that is at least 10 minutes out! However, everything is so close together here, I absolutely love it.
Why did you join Cien?
I joined Cien because of the company’s commitment to providing best client service and its profound expertise in artificial intelligence through integrating its processes into sales. I have always been interested in data analysis and using it to repair productivity in a variety of aspects. Given that this is my first experience to work abroad, I have already learned so much from the Data Science team!
Describe your role in three words.
Research, Classify, Intern
What’s the best thing about your job?
I get to work with and learn from very smart people, it is rubbing off on me too!
What have you learned since you’ve joined Cien?
I learned how Cien uses classified data sets to efficiently build on AI models.
In your opinion, are the developments in AI going to take our jobs?
Perhaps, but I truly think it depends on what type of work. I believe AI can do a lot of things but at the end of the day, people create the relationships, not robots.
How do you apply the Cien core values in your day to day work?
When I am given a task I make sure that I understand the purpose of what I am doing and its urgency of when it needs to be done. Each day I come in, I aim for accuracy and efficiency while classifying data sets.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
To remain curious and ask questions. Closed mouths do not get fed! I appreciate that advice, and I vow to remember it.