We recently founded a company in the area of additive manufacturing. Our development focuses on making the process easier and liberate time to the user, which I personally believe in as the ultimate promise of any computerised process, including AI, for the public.
We have gone through the usual channels including regular job offers and personal contacts, visiting universities and meetups. However there appears to be a lack of participation of real specialists in most of those gatherings as the ones interested in learning about AI are doing just that, and don't show up somewhere where we can find them, although we believe to have a very interesting task at hand.
It appears to be remarkably hard to find specialists in the field, as AI specialists are either employed by huge multinational companies (instead of startups), have no interest in additive manufacturing (because it implies something else than only code) and the challenge of machines (making machines) or just do not pop up anywhere.
How would a specialist of AI look for someone else in the specific field of additive manufacturing/motion planning/creative strategy and its employment? (Or course in the case they do not already know someone.)