This is the TalentSeer AI News Roundup for the second half of April 2021. 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.
Color of Change, a non-profit racial justice and civil rights organization, has been pressuring Google to take part in an independent audit regarding potential discriminatory conduct. This comes after continued issues surrounding Google’s AI Ethics team, with Research Scientist Samy Bengio quitting in early April, who oversaw the ousting of Ethical AI co-leads Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell. Google’s recent issues with AI stem from a paper Timnit Gebru co-authored, outlining racial biases within Google’s AI model. Color of Change have successfully pushed for similar audits at Facebook and Airbnb in the past. [Read More]
Impinj, an RFID provider and IoT solutions service from Seattle, has hired Brian Wong as their new Chief Product Officer. In his role, Wong will focus on advancing Impinj’s platform and enabling the company’s global ecosystem to increase its reach worldwide. Prior to this, Wong served as CEO at four companies, three of which were acquired by larger corporations: TriLumina (acquired by Lumentum), D2Audio Corporation (acquired by Intersil), and Primarion (acquired by Infineon). [Read More]
Auth0, an identification management platform based in Washington, has hired Lucy McGrath as their first VP of Privacy. McGrath, who is an international data privacy lawyer, will be responsible for ensuring that Auth0’s customers have their identity, as well as other sensitive data, secured and protected. McGrath was previously the Chief Privacy Officer at NBCUniversal, as well as a Corporate Counsellor for EU Privacy at Salesforce. In 2019. [Read More]
AI and cryptocurrency trading service, Makara, has hired Nick White as their VP of Growth. In his role, White will be helping the company to launch their AI-powered trading advisor to the public. Prior to this, White was the VP of Marketing at Osano, an Austin-based data-privacy platform. [Read More]
Leading research firm, Gartner, has released its estimate for growth in the hyperautomation sector, predicting that it will reach $596 Billion by 2022. The main driving forces for this growth are process-agnostic tools such as RPA, LCAP, and AI; these are tools that organisations can use across multiple use-cases. Hyperautomation also pushes the boundaries of intelligent automation, where human intervention is kept to a minimum; this excites businesses as it lowers costs and increases efficiency. Gartner VP Fabrizio Biscotti noted that “organizations will require more IT and business process automation as they are forced to accelerate digital transformation plans in a post-COVID-19, digital-first world” [Read More]
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