I’m Holly Peck. I’m a creative technologist and AI leader who enjoys making leather jacket electronic music. 


Throughout my career, I’ve built cognitive AI systems for humanoid robots and created IP around ethical human-robot interaction. Currently, I lead a global team of NLU/NLP engineers, conversation designers, and linguists pioneering the future of conversational AI for embodied machine agents (Digital Humans). I often think about what makes us human.


I am the daughter of NUIT. We are a synth-pop duo interested in sound, liminality, and the chthonic. 



In 2016, I founded Women Who Code at Microsoft Vancouver. In three years, I grew our community from 0 to over 2300 techlords. Together, we changed tech culture in Vancouver.



I have a background in anthropology. Once, I wrote a thesis on death rituals and symbolic immortality. 



I know too much about ikebana and Japanese Death Poetry.


In my spare time, I program analog synthesizers, do machine learning, develop 35mm film, and think about where the crows go at dusk.


Art + Code:
NUIT
HINTERHAVS
D/SSOCIA

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Photography by Alaina Michelle // The Prevail Project
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