Jeff Dean is Google Senior Fellow and SVP of Google Research and Google Health. Find out more about him at Humans of AI: Stories, Not Stats is an interview series with AI researchers to get to know them better as people. We don’t talk about AI or their work or the stats of their life like what college they went to. They share what they think about, what they are insecure about, what they get excited about. They share the stories of their day-to-day life. All interviews in the series are available at The host is Devi Parikh, an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR). Find out more about her at or follow her on Twitter This interview was recorded on October 7, 2020. This interview is available as a podcast episode at Timeline annotations thanks to Varshini Subhash 00:00 Introduction 00:44 What were you doing just before this call? 01:10 What is your daily routine like? 01:56 What is your favourite part of your day? 02:23 What is your least favourite part of your day? 02:56 What one chore do you dislike the most and why is that? 03:33 Do you struggle with procrastination? 03:49 Do you struggle with time management? 04:30 Do you set an alarm in the morning? Do you hit snooze often? 04:56 If I asked your friends, “What is Jeff like?”, what are 3 adjectives [More]