AI talent war: Struggle to attract top AI leaders [2018]

We set out to quantify the efforts of companies to attract top AI leaders and companies.

Company acquisitions

CBInsights prepared this excellent infographic on large tech’s AI company acquisitions:

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Personnel acquisitions

Apple hired Google’s head of search and AI

It’s impossible to make a complete list on this topic but feel free to contribute other significant developments on the AI talent war.

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CarLabs is transforming the car sales process with chatbots

We had a chance to interview Martin Schmitt, co-founder and CEO of CarLabs and his team. They explain in detail how and why chatbots should be embraced by automotive companies.

Would be happy to hear the founding story of CarLabs. Why did you choose to focus on the automotive industry?

Martin has been a car nut since birth.  After a successful career in technology, leading engineering for Shopzilla and others, he finally fused his passion for cars and technology and founded New Cars.com   New Cars is a new car lead generating platform that was acquired by one of the largest car shopping portals Cars.com in 2005 for $20 million. Leveraging the auto industry experience gained from Newcars.com and cars.com Martin and co-founder Uzi Eliahou founded CarLabs. Read more

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Veritone enabling accessible & actionable AI: Interview with CEO Chad Steelberg

First of all, we are grateful to Chad for his time. At appliedAI, we help companies identify how AI can help their business. As the leader of successful tech companies for more than 25 years and as the co-founder & CEO of Veritone, one of the very few publicly listed companies focused on AI, Chad is one of the most knowledgeable people on the subject.

If I had to summarize your business in a sentence, I would call it a scalable AI powered audio/video analysis tool. Is that a good description?

Veritone goes beyond audio and video analysis utilizing AI because, unlike other technology on the market, it makes artificial intelligence accessible and actionable through a single SaaS-based and can be deployed in virtually any environment, with the demonstrated ability to create opportunity and solve problems.
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12 Examples on Baidu Becoming Global AI Leader [2018 update]

Baidu is a Chinese language Internet search provider. Before Baidu, there was Google China for China; but the Chinese government banned Google and Baidu was established in 2000.

Baidu is a Chinese language Internet search provider. Before Baidu, there was Google China for China; but the Chinese government banned Google and Baidu was established in 2000. Here the story begins. The platform enables users to find information online, including Webpages, news, images, documents and multimedia files, through links provided on its Website. In 2013, Baidu opened an AI research lab in Silicon Valley. What has it been up to? Baidu has been producing also investing heavily in every currently fashionable arm of AI – from automated personal assistants to autonomous cars and healthcare like Google. Also, the company competes with giant Chinese brands like Tencent and Alibaba when it comes to AI technology. Read more

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Introducing Facebook AI: No magic, just code

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg explains their goal is to help computers to “understand language more like a human would with context, instead of rote ones and zeroes memorization like a machine.” Precisely because of this Facebook has Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researchers (FAIR) to understand and develop systems with human level intelligence by advancing the longer-term academic problems surrounding AI. Researches are related to AI and to deriving knowledge from data: theory, algorithms, applications, software infrastructure and hardware infrastructure. Read more

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