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AI Talent News Roundup May 2020 Part 3

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This is TalentSeer’s AI News 3rd Roundup for May 2020. You can find the most relevant and recent news about AI talent, aimed specifically at tech leaders, VCs, and members of the AI field. Subscribe here to receive these roundups biweekly via email.

Microsoft’s Former AI Executive, Harry Shum, Joins Intelligent Local News Startup News Break as Chairman

 

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Source: News Break

Harry Shum, who left Microsoft in February this year, just announced his new role as the Chairman of the Board with News Break, an AI-powered local news platform with the No. 1 ranked news app in the U.S. market. The company was founded in Silicon Valley by former Yahoo engineering executive Jeff Zheng. As a world-renowned AI scientist, Dr. Shum previously spent 23 years at Microsoft leading overall AI strategy and cutting-edge research. [Read more]

  

Target’s Former Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Paritosh Desai, Joins Google

 

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The former SVP & Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Target, Paritosh Desai, recently announced on LinkedIn that he is leaving the company after more than six years to join Google. He is excited to use the latest technology from engineering and AI to improving monetization and relevance for Ads featured on Discover and Gmail. [Read more]

 

 

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz Announced to Step Down after raising $350 million lifeline funding

 

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz confirmed on May 28 that he has raised a last-minute round of funding for $350 million without disclosing the source. After serving nine years as the Augment Reality company’s top executive, Abovitz will be stepping down but “will continue to provide strategy and vision from a board level”. Magic Leap also recently announced a pivot to focus on delivering a spatial computing platform for enterprise and a layoff of 1,000 employees. [Read More]

 

 

Bank of America Appoints Diane Daley, as the Head of Enterprise Data Governance group for Responsible Use of AI

Diane Daley, as the Head of Enterprise Data Governance of Bank of Amrica - TalentSeer AI News


Big Wall Street banks are taking actions to better understand and manage the risks with the broader adoption of AI in finance. Bank of America recently hired Diane Daley as the head of enterprise data governance group to focus on policies, standards, and oversight for “Responsible AI.” Previously, Daley was a managing director and head of finance and risk infrastructure at Citigroup with 20 years’ experience in risk oversight and regulatory initiatives. [Read More]

 

 

Facebook Announces Permanent Remote Work From Home For Employees

 

Facebook Announces Permanent Remote Work From Home - TalentSeer AI News

During a live stream on May 21, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is offering a permanent work from home option for its 45,000 employees. Zuckerberg expects 50% of his workforce to accept the opportunity. This move has previously been seen in other companies such as Twitter, Shopify, and Coinbase. [Read more]


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