This is the TalentSeer AI News Roundup for the second half of December 2019. You can find the most relevant and recent news about the 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.
Dr. Stephen Moody, former Global Solutions Director at Simility and Executive Manager of Financial Crime Products at BAE, has been appointed by Symphony AyasdiAI as Head of their Centre of Excellence (COE) for analytics, where he will be focusing on the customer AI platform. The aim of the role will be to handle the AI-based financial services relating to risk management and providing anti-money laundering tools. In the press release, Dr. Moody said that he was “excited to join a team with a passion for using AI to solve some of the knottiest problems in financial crime”. [Read More]
The investment management corporation, State Street, has announced that AI expert Brian Franz will be their new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Along with AI, Franz has experience with machine learning and robotics, and previously worked at PepsiCo, GE, Diageo, and AT&T. Franz will be using his skillset to help with State Street’s front-to-back platform, analytics tools, and the overall digitizing of the corporation. [Read More]
The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) has announced that it will be launching an initiative to help grow research institutes which specifically aim at assessing the impacts of AI on societies. AI Researcher and board member at ELLIS, Nuria Oliver, stated that “we want both the scientific excellence and societal impact... and a big way to get societal impact is through companies or through startups”, adding that “Europe is lagging behind China and [the] U.S.” with regards to research. The mission is to attract more AI talent to Europe. Seventeen cities from 10 European countries (including Israel) will be participating, with each city getting around six AI researchers along with $1.66 million per year as a minimum, for the next five years. [Read More]
With Mastercard seeing a steady growth in its digital payments in India, the corporation is beginning to look for AI talent to take part in its “AI Garage”, a newly formed strategic business unit in Gurugram. Mastercard is currently looking to hire both highly experienced AI professionals as well as new graduates in the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics, Electronics, and Data Science. Sukanyya Misra, Senior Vice President at Mastercard India said that they are “putting employees through innovation forums, training them bottom up, so that they can build solutions for the company” with the aim of prioritizing AI within FinTech. [Read More]
LinkedIn has released its third Emerging Jobs Report, where it makes reference to the fastest-growing jobs around the world. Within the report, it was revealed that Data and AI are to continue rising in demand within the US, with a particular focus on autonomous driving vehicles. Additionally, the top three most emerging jobs in the US by annual growth percentage are: Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Robotics Engineer, and Data Scientist. The full report for the US can be found here. [Read More]
C-suite executives are leading AI projects; Ex-LinkedIn VP joins Databricks; UK-based tech firm Signal AI hires former UN-IPCC comm strategist; Ex-Google SVP founds search engine startup; tech industry voiced concerns about Trump’s Executive Order suspending H-1B visas.Read more
New startup layoffs have dropped since COVID-19; Jim Keller resigned from Intel; YC CEO is named on Reddit Board; Velchamy Sankarlingam joins Zoom; Former Verizon & Hulu Executive is appointed as CTO in WarnerMedia; and moreRead more