In fact, the frenzy got so intense that Matt himself was forced to speak out:
“Like anyone wishing to advance in their career, I've taken a job that will give me an extra skill set, hopefully leading to the space exploration side of space down the track. I ultimately plan on using my mechanical engineering, astrophysics, and data science background to find solutions to the goals outlined by the newly minted and growing Australian Space Agency, or the burgeoning private space sector," he told 10 Daily.
He continued, "Machine learning and artificial intelligence is a skill set I've been interested in developing for some time. It's a broadly applicable skill set based in an enormous breadth of industries, including banking.”
According to his LinkedIn profile, the 31-year-old is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of technology and has been for the last three years.
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