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AI Talent News Roundup July 2020 Part 2

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This is TalentSeer’s AI News Roundup for the second half of July 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 twice a month via email.

AI Veteran Haixun Wang Joins Instacart as Its First-ever VP of Algorithms and Distinguished Scientist

Instacart appoints former WeWork VP of Engineering and Distinguished Scientist, Haixun Wang, to lead the team that develops AI technology and machine learning models. The algorithms power Instacart’s critical business features including personalized shopping recommendations, inventory predictions, ads serving, and more. Wang is an IEEE Fellow Member and previously led machine learning research at Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook. [Read More]

Instacart Hires Haixun Wang to be First-ever Vice President of Algorithms and Distinguished Scientist - TalentSeer AI Talent News
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Accenture Promoted Sanjeev Vohra to Lead Global Applied Intelligence

Consulting firm, Accenture, appoints Sanjeev Vohra to be the global lead of Applied Intelligence. This position manages a global Applied Intelligence team of 40,000 who are experts in AI, data science, deep learning, machine learning, and data engineering. Vohra was previously the lead for Accenture’s Growth & Strategy for Technology where he oversaw business strategy and investments. [Read More]

Sanjeev Vohra Promoted by Accenture to Lead Global Applied Intelligence Team - TalentSeer AI Talent News
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Netflix Names Ted Sarandos co-CEO

Leader of Netflix’s content efforts, Ted Sarandos, is promoted to co-CEO joining current CEO, Reed Hastings. Hastings credits Sarandos for the company’s success with his content strategy and consumer knowledge. Sarandos will continue to be the company’s chief content officer and become a member of the board of directors. In the second quarter, Netflix has immensely grown with 26 million new subscribers for the first half of 2020 and the revenue increasing to $6.15 billion.[Read More]

Ted Sarandos joins Reed Hastings as co-CEO for Netflix - TalentSeer AI Talent News
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LinkedIn to Cut 6% of Jobs Due to COVID-19

LinkedIn announced on Tuesday, July 21 that it will cut about 960 jobs, or 6% of its global workforce as a result of the slow hiring process during the pandemic. The job reductions will be from the platform’s global sales and hiring teams. The company will focus more on its online sales through its virtual channels which can better serve small businesses that may need LinkedIn during this pandemic. [Read More]

LinkedIn Cuts 6% of Jobs Due to Coronavirus Pandemic - TalentSeer AI Talent News
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CBRE Published 2020 Scoring Tech Talent Report

CBRE released its 2020 scoring report with the top-ranked tech talent markets being the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington D.C., and Seattle. The data also indicates that Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. had more tech graduates than jobs and had the most drained markets. Undeveloped markets such as Canada, the U.S. Midwest and South, and Latin America can provide additional opportunities for the talent pool. [Read More]

CBRE Published Its 2020 Scoring Tech Talent Report - TalentSeer AI Talent News
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Highlights from ICML 2020

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