Vedant Misra

I work on artificial intelligence research at OpenAI. Previously, I was founder and CEO of Kemvi, acquired by HubSpot.

Alpacas

Have you ever seen a commercial that seemed so utterly ridiculous when it started off that you assumed it had to be a Geico ad? I saw a commercial for The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lavagirl, and automatically assumed it was a Geico commercial, and that at any moment, someone would pop onto the screen with the annoyingly familiar "but it won't save you fifteen percent on car insurance..."

Anyway, I saw a commercial for Alpaca Farms that I assumed also had to be a Geico ad. Until it ended. Any my jaw dropped in amazement, because here was a commercial, on a basic broadcast channel, considerably near primetime, about Alpaca Farming. Incredible - it almost makes me want to go out there and invest some thirty grand in an Alpaca Farm. Almost.