Spirituality is for the elite, deep technology is ultra-hyped.
Both have been put on a pedestal that only a few can access.
Neither is true.
IN SILENCE AI is here to help people cut through the noise of spirituality and technology so we can navigate life a little bit better. We want to democratize the real essential information that make up these two fascinating and empowering domains so people can engineer their consciounsess and reap the benefits of having the skills and knowledge in both.
Think of the body as computer hardware, themental beliefs the software.
What can we do to upgrade both for an optimized way of life?
Spiritual teachings and technological knowledge and skills are aids in enhancing quality of life.
Why In Silence, why now?
FOUNDER, CHIEF BUILDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
In her own life, Jean experienced a fragmented way of navigating two worlds: spiritual arts and deep technology. She had to wear her yoga hat outside of her tech career, and vice versa. It was unfathomable that she was living in two "different" worlds and yet she's thriving and expanding in ways people cannot imagine. She found that intersection of spirituality and technology which led to a calmer way of being. But in the beginning, it caused conflict in her inner and outer worlds.
After 10 years of simultaneous spiritual and tech travels through the Mojave Dessert, Rhinebeck in NY, Central and Southeast Asia, and several cities in the US, Jean went into 10 days of deep, utter silence in a remote monastery in Sri Lanka followed by rigid training in Rishikesh, India to become a certified yoga and meditation teacher. This was followed by the biggest opportunity of her lifetime in 2018: getting into the wild space of artificial intelligence for a Berkeley-based, Google award-winning AI fintech startup where she got to embody the symbiotic relationship of spirituality and technology that helped improve her overall quality of life. Since then, she set out a mission to democratize and make accessible all the resources and experiences she garnered worth tens of thousands of dollars through several countries in more than a decade, to help people expand, evolve, live better, love more freely and express their soul mission.
Jean has worked in Silicon Valley tech companies for over 10 years leading globally-distributed cross-functional remote teams across Asia, the US, and Europe. She was one of the first few AI Trainers and Conversation Designers when AI was still nascent, evolving into an executive leadership role co-designing and building AI-powered virtual assistants. Simultaneously, Jean is certified to teach Hatha and Trauma-informed yoga, meditation, and whole food plant-based nutrition. She has married the two worlds in speaking at global tech events, coaching, mentoring, and training organizations, universities, and individuals to upgrade their skill sets, including mentoring at NYC, training an Ivy League university's faculty on Data Science, and speaking at a TEDx event in Japan where she currently lives.
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AI ENGINEER & EDUCATIONAL CONTENT CREATOR
Angela Marie Teng
Angela Marie "Amber" Teng is a data scientist specializing in natural language processing. Leveraging her non-traditional background to effect lasting positive change, Amber infuses each data science initiative she undertakes with her unique blend of curiosity, storytelling, and exploration. Graduating with honors from Brown University, where she pursued a dual-major in Economics and Archaeology, Amber cultivated a multidimensional approach to NLP. Her journey into the data landscape unfolded organically, sparked by an impromptu participation in a hackathon that unveiled the transformative potential of data in shaping narratives, especially in emerging countries. This revelation inspired her to pursue a Master's in Data Science at NYU, where her dedication and creativity merged into a skillset for dynamic storytelling through data. Amber's professional trajectory is marked by substantial contributions across various industries, including the financial sectors. She served as a quantitative risk analyst at a mid-sized commercial bank, where she worked on building machine learning models to detect fraud. As a data engineer at a fintech startup, she worked on building end-to-end APIs that provide sentiment information, summaries, and other descriptive data for stock tickers. Before her current position as an AI engineer at an energy startup, Amber garnered invaluable experience as an investor relations associate at D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund recognized for its expertise in investment strategies and technology development. In her current role, Amber goes beyond number-crunching, harnessing cutting-edge Large Language Models and focusing on time series analysis. She adeptly devises solutions that optimize energy consumption and champion sustainability, showcasing a practical manifestation of her commitment to transforming data insights into real-world impact.
Beyond her technical roles, Amber dedicates herself to empowering women in technology. Presently, she teaches Python and Machine Learning at For the Women Foundation Philippines, a non-profit supporting low-income career switchers in data science. Her broader mission is to make data science more accessible, increasing awareness and opening doors to the industry. She also enjoys building communities, both in her parish as a youth leader and on TikTok as a novice cross-fitter. Deeply rooted in the vibrant spirit of Manila, Amber's journey is a testament not only to her technical expertise but also to her dedication to interdisciplinary collaboration, reshaping narratives, and making strides toward a more inclusive future for data science.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERT & INSTRUCTOR
Magoo Del Mundo
Magoo Del Mundo is an international consultant in intellectual property ecology, strategy, and development. He consults on business development, stakeholder management, and IP ecology for a number of IP studios and rights holders in the Philippines and around the world. He co-founded and served as president of the Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines (SIKAP), is a member of the British Council's Creative Communities Learning Labs Advisory Board, and is a member of the ASEAN Council for Animation, which is led by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation. He also served as international consultant for the UNESCO and Vietnamese government's Strengthening Intellectual Property Enforcement Programme in Vietnam. His work as an IP ecologist and strategist spans multiple industries, including the metaverse, educational institutions, non-profit organisations, government bodies, and the creative industry. Magoo presently works with Blackhawk Alert, a cybersecurity firm specialising in international compliance frameworks, as the APAC business solutions director. He also serves on the board of directors of VSDNET Canada. He is a certified intellectual property manager by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a cybersecurity professional, a producer, a musician, and a foodie.
AI PERSONA DESIGNER &
DIGITAL FASHION STYLIST
Martina is one of the rising stars in the interior design and fashion styling space in the Philippines. Even before receiving a degree in Interior Design from the prestigious Philippine School of Interior Design in Manila, she participated in the SoFA Interior Design Bootcamp and eventually interned at reputable architectural design firms such as Alero Design Studio, and fashion brands like Angkan and Comme Çi.
She also built tenure at creative consultancy MODEME Multimedia Co. and a fashion styling company for celebrities STYLEdit Group. She later on founded her own interior design and consulting agency STORIA Creative Atelier.
In 2021, Martina helped develop In Silence's foundational brand kit, and is now returning to fuse her personally-evolved design and styling ideas into the new landscape of AI avatars and digital fashion as our persona designer and AI stylist.
Instructors & Speakers
Our Journey So Far
IN SILENCE IS FOUNDED
We had a different name then, and a completely different mission. Jean got into the world of AI after having completed a 12-month spiritual exploration across the Mojave Dessert, Rhinebeck in NY, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Rishikesh in India. The idea came through while seeing spirituality and technology manifest in a way that's not fragmented in her life.
2019 - 2020
DOZENS OF CONVERSATIONS TOOK PLACE
Ideation took place and idea validation went through numerous conversations in different formats. 2nd version of the company website came about. Five founding team members came and went, who helped validate the idea further and bring the vision into conversations in the form of user interviews, Clubhouse rooms, test talks, and mini-events that fostered additional relationships with like-minded people and content creators who resonate with the mission. We went into retail to test some supporting ideas and it was a hit. In SIlence was also featured in various tech conferences, podcasts and interviews.
2021 - 2022
HOME BASE MOVED TO JAPAN
Jean moved to Osaka with her family, along with all her ideas and projects. In the process, she spent less time building In Silence, as she co-founded a new tech startup in Japan. She continued to speak about spirituality and AI's ethical needs as In SIlence AI's founder, its benefits and impact to the future of work and life, including a TEDx event, while holding conversations with a new demographic that proved to be even more valuable. In SIlence went through rebranding.
IN SILENCE IS OUT WITH A NEW LOOK AND FEEL THAT CAPTURES THE REAL ESSENCE OF WHAT IT'S MEANT TO BE.
WE ARE ON SOFT-OPENING FROM DECEMBER 2023 - MAY 2024, GEARING FOR THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE ASHRAM IN THE SUMMER OF 2024.