This is TalentSeer’s AI News Roundup for the second half of March 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.
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As more companies eliminated on-site interviews amid the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many have turned to AI recruiting and screening tools to increase efficiency and lower the cost. The adoption of intelligent recruitment tools is predicted to continue post-pandemic and accelerate the global trend of “hiring remotely and working remotely”. On the other hand, the previously reported bias from hiring algorithms has caused some to be fearful of their potential. [Read more]
Check out our top tips and resources for remote video interviews to get your team and yourself better prepared.
Vijay Narayanan is appointed as ServiceNow’s first-ever Chief AI Officer, following the recent Now Platform Orlando release for a new set of powerful AI and analytics capabilities. In this new role, Narayanan will lead all of the company’s AI efforts in the Advanced Technology Group and report directly to the Chief Product Officer. Previously, Vijay served as the Head of Content and Discovery Engineering at Pinterest and Head of Algorithms and Data Science Solutions at Microsoft. [Read more]
Accounting automation software company BlackLine has announced that Sophia Velastegui, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for Operation Applications, will be joining their Board of Directors, to guide the company’s AI strategies for its next phase of growth. Velastegui has 20+ years of solid engineering experience in machine learning at Microsoft, Google/Nest, and Apple. She was also recognized by Business Insider as one of the “Most Powerful Female Engineers in the World”. [Read more]
Komodo Health, an A16Z-backed startup developing healthcare map with artificial intelligence and other advanced analytical techniques, has announced two executive hires. Heidi Johnson, named as Chief Product Officer, will lead the strategy and development of new SaaS products. She was the Global Product Head at Bloomberg LP prior to the appointment. Eileen Tobias, the new Chief Financial Officer, previously serviced in finance leadership roles at Dropbox and NetSuite. [Read more]
Started Feb 26, Cisco Systems has cut 395 jobs from its San Jose and Milpitas facilities. Hitachi Vantara, the computer data storage unit of Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi, also plans to eliminate 151 jobs in Santa Clara between March 31 and April 30. The layoffs are potentially a result of the gloomy macroeconomic situation although neither Cisco or Hitachi Vantara states clearly the reason behind the job cuts. [Read more]
2020 State of AI Report Publishes Global Talent Trends during COVID-19, Jeremiah Brazeau Hired by Twilio as CTO, Mark Cusack Appointed as CTO for Yellowbrick, Former Airbnb Talent Leader Sunita Solao Joins Convoy as VP of People, and more.Read more
Amazon VP Sukumar Rathnam to be CTO for Uber, Brain Corp Hires Ex-VP of Uber ATG Jon Thomason as CTO, Maria Karaivanova Appointed as Co-Founder at WhyLabs, Ex-Head of WeWork Labs Elizabeth Scallon Joins Alexa Fund, TensorIoT Hires AI Veteran John Traynor as VP, Mohammed Farooq Becomes CTO for Hypergiant Industries.Read more
Ex-Uber Chief Scientist, Zoubin Ghahramani, Joins Google Brain; AWS Promotes Sales Leaders Teresa Carlson and Greg Pearson; Elissa Fink Joins Qumulo’s Board of Directors; Jim Larimore to Join Riiid Labs as Chief Officer for Equity in Learning; Oxford University to have a New Institute for AI Research.Read more