I'm a recent Cognitive Science graduate from UC Berkeley currently based in Karnataka, India.
My primary focus is fleshing out an early stage research project/startup/DAO funded by Emergent Ventures India that aims to leverage neurotechnology and machine learning to augment canine disease detection. Success could entail wider deployment of disease detection dogs to bolster biosecurity (e.g. airports, farms) and potentially the ability for untrained dogs at homes to detect diseases like cancer at an early stage.
I'm also a co-founder of Sunflower Sutras, a cognitive science/consciousness media project seeking to weave traditional contemplative traditions with modern neuroscience. I'll be spearheading the substack and podcast and hope to write about unorthodox theories of consciousness, psychedelics, etc.
My family has been running a non-profit for almost a decade - Rajalakshmi Children Foundation - in Northern Karnataka that works on improving the health and education floor of underprivileged children. We recently started a talent search program in collaboration with Ravindranath Guruvannavar, an ex IIT Bombay professor, and funded by FTX's Future Fund, to raise the aspirations and potential of the most gifted children in rural Northern Karnataka. While I'm not actively involved, I'm keyed into the work and would love to spark beneficial collaborations.
Substack - https://akashkulgod.substack.com/
Rajalakshmi Children Foundation- rajalakshmifoundation.in