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AI Talent News Roundup April 2020 Part 1

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This is TalentSeer’s AI News Roundup for the first half of April  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.

Gartner’s New Data Reveals AI Talent Demand by Non-IT Departments Is Twice of The Demand by IT Departments in 2019

Gartner's New Data Reveals AI Talent Demand by Non-IT Departments is Twice of the Demand by It Departments in 2019-alentSeer AI Talent News Roundup April 3, 2020
Source: Gartner

New Gartner Talent Neuron data shows the total AI job posts coming from non-IT departments (Marketing, Sales, R&D, Customer Service, Finance, etc.) are 127% higher than job posts by IT departments, with 74% increase over past 4 years. These departments directly hire AI talent to work on specific use cases while staying close to the consumption of their work.  CIOs are advised to invest in their current staff’s education in order to keep up with AI demand. [Read More]


Former Amazon Machine Learning Leader Yasser Ibrahim Joins Axon as SVP of Artificial Intelligence to Lead Connected Public Safety Technology

Former Amazon Machine Learning Leader Yasser Ibrahim Joins Axon as SVP of Artificial Intelligence to Lead Connected Public Safety Technology-TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup April 3, 2020
Source: PR Newswire/Axon

Yasser Ibrahim, former head of distributed machine learning at Alexa AI and founding member of Amazon Go team, joins Axon as SVP of Artificial Intelligence. In this new role, Ibrahim will lead Axon’s AI teams to develop an array of connected public safety technologies within an ethical design framework, and will report directly to Axon’s CPO and Executive VP of Software. Prior to Amazon, Ibrahim worked on the development of computer vision systems at Microsoft and flight autopilot systems at CAE Inc. [Read More]

Conversation Intelligence Startup, Chorus.ai, Appoints Jim Benton as New CEO

Conersation intelligence Startup Chorus.ai Appoints Jim Benton as new CEO-TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup April 3, 2020
Source: Chorus.ai

Chorus.ai, a San Francisco-based startup, appoints Jim Benton as their new CEO to accelerate the market expansion of their AI-driven conversation intelligence technology. Benton previously served in business leadership roles as the Co-founder of ClearSlide and CEO of Apollo. [Read More]

Former GAP Data & Analytics Leader Chris Chapo Joins the 1st AI Powered Customer Data Platform, Amperity

Former GAP Data & Analytics Leader Chris Chapo Joins the 1st AI Powered Customer Data Platform- TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup April 3, 2020
Source: Tealium

Amperity, a company helping large consumer brands understand their customers through AI, announced the hiring of former Data & Analytics Leader of GAP Inc., Chris Chapo. The company recently acquired Custora’s Analytics Platform and Chapo’s focus will be on expanding Amperity’s reach in analytics and customer intelligence. Before GAP, Chapo also led data teams at Apple and Intuit. [Read More

Companies are Still Hiring Despite Layoffs from Tech Startups in the Silicon Valley

Companies are still hiring despite layoffs from tech startups in silicon valley -TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup April 3, 2020
Source: Candor

Silicon Valley, and the rest of the United States, have been seeing an acceleration in tech layoffs recently, especially in travel and ride-sharing industries. Startups such as Bird, TripActions, Boosted, Thumbtack, and Atrium have reported significant layoffs. Despite the increasing layoffs and hiring freezes, some companies are still hiring, most of which are in the business software, financial services, and healthcare areas. Visit Candor for live updates of hiring status across 3500+ companies. [Read More]

Stanford and Udacity Offer Free Training Amidst COVID-19 Layoffs

Stanford and Udacity Offer Free Training Amidst Covid-19 layoffs-TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup April 3, 2020
Source: Stanford

Udacity offered free training to prepare recently laid-off workers for new opportunities after COVID-19. The platform usually costs $400/month. Additionally, Stanford University is offering a free online computer science class during the pandemic. [Read More


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