Chinese firms fight to lure top artificial intelligence talent from Silicon Valley

Chinese firms fight to lure top artificial intelligence talent from Silicon Valley

  • Before each job interview, Alex Ren offers the following advice to his clients to ensure their success: “Be humble and appreciate the opportunity to fully demonstrate your strength and what you can offer”.
  • The advice is not for potential employees.
  • Rather, it is for Chinese technology companies trying to hire top-tier Silicon Valley talent in artificial intelligence (AI) in competition with the likes of Alphabet, Uber Technologies and Facebook.
  • “Chinese companies are obsessed with hiring Silicon Valley talent because winning talent here is like reaching the commanding heights of the AI battlefield,” said Ren, founder of TalentSeer, a San Francisco-based headhunting company focused on AI expert recruitment.

Chinese firms fight to lure top artificial intelligence talent from Silicon Valley
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The Science of AI and the Art of Social Responsibility

The @HuffingtonPost take a look at the science of #AI and the art of social responsibility:

  • But the transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession.
  • This year alone at least 1 billion people will be touched in some way by artificial intelligence, which is transforming everything from financial services to transportation, energy, education and retail.
  • And why IBM is a founding member of the Partnership on AI, a collaboration among Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and many scientific and nonprofit organizations charged with guiding the development of artificial intelligence to the benefit of society.
  • Opportunity: Developers of AI applications should accept the responsibility of enabling students, workers and citizens to take advantage of every opportunity in the new economy powered by cognitive systems.
  • They should help them acquire the skills and knowledge to engage safely, securely and effectively in a relationship with cognitive systems, and to perform the new kinds of work and jobs that will emerge in a cognitive economy.

By Guru Banavar, IBM’s Chief Science Officer for Cognitive Computing
I am a computer scientist and engineer, inspired by the art of the possible an…
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The Science of AI and the Art of Social Responsibility

The science of #AI and the art of social responsibility:  via @HuffingtonPost

  • But the transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession.
  • This year alone at least 1 billion people will be touched in some way by artificial intelligence, which is transforming everything from financial services to transportation, energy, education and retail.
  • And why IBM is a founding member of the Partnership on AI, a collaboration among Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and many scientific and nonprofit organizations charged with guiding the development of artificial intelligence to the benefit of society.
  • Opportunity: Developers of AI applications should accept the responsibility of enabling students, workers and citizens to take advantage of every opportunity in the new economy powered by cognitive systems.
  • They should help them acquire the skills and knowledge to engage safely, securely and effectively in a relationship with cognitive systems, and to perform the new kinds of work and jobs that will emerge in a cognitive economy.

By Guru Banavar, IBM’s Chief Science Officer for Cognitive Computing
I am a computer scientist and engineer, inspired by the art of the possible an…
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The Future of General Insurance Report 2016

Great report from @MarketforceBM on the future of insurance. #InsurTech #AI #blockchain

  • The opportunities are just some of the reasons why the Chartered Insurance Institute is delighted to support this research into the challenges facing the insurance community as it looks to ensure it remains relevant to the changing needs of a changing society.
  • The brave new world is right now, and throwing up opportunities for insurance to demonstrate its value to customers – in both personal and commercial lines – embracing on-demand, lifestyle solutions and new emerging risks.
  • And an opportunity to be more transparent with customers to explain how insurance works – both key to improving customer trust in the insurance profession.
  • Insurance companies need to show increased readiness to partner with challengers in order to accelerate their own digital transformation.
  • Our survey finds an industry with a growing appetite for innovation and a window of opportunity in which to leverage data flows from the Internet of Things combined with the power of artificial intelligence and the security of blockchain to deliver its own game-changing disruption.

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POV: My real world experience at Watson DevCon

.@kaysieyu_ gives her POV on #WatsonDevCon and how #AI is shaping her future:  #STEM

  • My mission was to learn about up and coming IBM Watson technology, promote #BUILTBYGIRLS , and advocate for girls to take their place in the tech world.
  • A few weeks ago, I attended my first big tech conference, the IBM Watson Developer’s Conference.
  • Watson DevCon: Flash Talks 101
  • I didn’t know how tech conferences worked or how formal the attendees would be.
  • AOL #BUILTBYGIRLS kicks off The Hashtag Series with Watson

People say there’s a first for everything. A few weeks ago, I attended my first big tech conference, the IBM Watson Developer’s Conference. For many, it may not be a big deal, but it sure was for me. I represented a real organization, got an attendee badge to prove it, and even missed a day of my senior year of high school.
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Machine Learning & Its Impact on SEO: An Interview With Eric Enge

Machine Learning & Its Impact on SEO: An Interview With Eric Enge  [#searchnews #sem]

  • Machine learning is already being used by Google in some ways.
  • For example, the Google News section serves related articles using machine learning.
  • Machine learning hasn’t developed to the point where it can fundamentally disrupt SEO or digital marketing.
  • Eric Enge explains how machine learning will impact SEO and digital marketing.
  • Google’s overall intent with machine learning is to serve better content to users.

Eric Enge, CEO and Founder of Stone Temple Consulting, discusses machine learning and its impact on SEO
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Machine Learning Unconference

Like AI? Come to the @OpenAI machine learning unconference  < grants available!

  • Software engineers using machine learning in applications or building machine learning infrastructure.
  • Please join us for our first Machine Learning Unconference, an experimental gathering driven by its participants rather than an organizing committee.
  • OpenAI is sponsoring and hosting the event, but the event itself has no official organization – it’s just people who find this invitation interesting, meeting to discuss machine learning.
  • We’d like to try instead hosting an event focused on the most valuable part of any conference: the people.
  • We’re particularly excited to support women, minorities, and members of other groups underrepresented in machine learning.

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@jackclarkSF: “Like AI? Come to the @OpenAI machine learning unconference < grants available!”


Machine learning is moving incredibly quickly. To keep up, many
practioners spend several weeks a year at conferences. However,
conference presentations are all on work submitted months prior,
meaning that people are already intimately familiar with the content
(and it’s often already been surpassed).


Machine Learning Unconference