Search Mastery Speaker Series: “NLP And The Future of Search With”

Event Start Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 1:00 pm

Event End Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 2:00 pm

Location: Virtual

MD students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—join us for the Search Mastery Speaker Series!


Join Bryan McCann, CTO of, for a talk on the latest in natural language processing and search technology. Bryan will highlight’s evolution from a search engine to an AI assistant. He will discuss’s pioneering solutions for Large Language Model (LLM) challenges, focusing on trust and accuracy. Learn about’s first consumer-facing LLM with internet access for up-to-date answers with citations and their AI agent that executes code for precise math and science responses. The session will also cover the new API launch, enhancing LLM and AI chatbot accuracy with real-time web access.


Bryan McCann is the co-founder and CTO of, the search engine that puts you in control—Your sources. Your time. Your privacy. Previously, he was a Lead Research Scientist at Salesforce Research working on Deep Learning and its applications to Natural Language Processing (NLP) and presented his work directly to customers on the keynote stage at Dreamforce, on behalf of collaboration between Salesforce, Google, and Meta at the Pytorch Developers Conference (and a second time), as well as at broad, business-facing venues like VentureBeat Transform. He authored the first paper and holds the patent on contextualized word vectors, which eventually led to the transfer learning revolution in NLP with BERT and other transformer-based architectures for contextualized word vectors. Other notable work includes early unified models for multi-tasking in NLP, training the largest public and open source language model in the world in 2019, and applying language models to biology in which his team generated proteins that were synthesized by a lab and shown to be as or more effective than those in nature. His work has been cited thousands of times and he has spoken about the cutting edge of NLP and AI at research labs around the world. Bryan’s work comes out of a deep philosophical interest in meaning and the desire to use AI to complement human creativity, inspire new thoughts, and ultimately develop tools for more fulfilling lives. He was the recipient of the 1st ever eVe award at SXSW 2021 for his collaboration with award-winning (and Netflix show writing) author Daniel Kehlmann. He is a regular speaker on topics of literature and AI, poetry and AI, and other crossovers between AI and the arts. He received his M.S and B.S in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) and B.A in Philosophy at Stanford.


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