This is the TalentSeer AI News Roundup for the second half of January 2021. 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.
The Biden administration has appointed Dr. Alondra Nelson as Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), for science and society. In her ceremony, she said that it is important who is in the room when governments discuss significant technologies such as AI. In particular, she was referring to tech’s algorithmic biases as well as its lack of diversity, which is why it is so significant that she is a black woman. She has dedicated much of her career to find out the desires and perspectives of underrepresented people in tech. [Read More]
Intel has appointed Pat Gelsinger as their new CEO, taking over from Bob Swan who will remain in the role up until February 15. Pat Gelsinger comes to this position with 40+ years of tech experience, working as CEO at VMware, and President and COO at Dell EMC. Previously, he also worked at Intel for 30 years and served as the first CTO. He was the original architect for the 80486 Intel Microprocessor and led 14 other microprocessing programs. [Read More]
New-York based AI portfolio management platform, Vise, has hired Andrew Fong as its CTO. He will be leading Vise’s core technical teams, including engineering teams, as well as overseeing their technical roadmap, and scaling the team from 20 to 75 people by the end of the year. Prior to working here, Andrew Fong was VP of Engineering at Dropbox, Senior YouTube Site Reliability Engineer, and Senior System Administrator at AOL. [Read More]
Thomas Enders, the former CEO of Airbus, has joined the board for Lilium, an aircraft mobility startup based in Munich. Lilium is aiming to offer commercial air flights/taxis in 2025. It has raised $375 million in venture capital from investors around the world, including companies such as Tencent and Atomico. Having been CEO of Airbus from 2012-2019, Thomas Enders has extensive experience in this industry, he is also a helicopter pilot and served as a major in the reserves of Germany’s airborne army division. [Read More]
Founding CEO Allan Jones has announced that he is to step down from Allen Institute. During his time, he was known for leading an organizational culture that brought dedicated scientists together to deal with complex challenges. He has spent 17 years at the company, joining in 2003 during its initial planning stages, and in 2010 he became their first CEO. In 2003 he also took a leadership role in the Allen Institute for Brain Science, which provides insights and data regarding brain function to the public on a worldwide scale. [Read More]
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