Amazon beefs up machine learning presence in UK with new team of researchers

Professor Neil Lawrence posted this photo with the caption, “Amazon’s just gained another Machine Learning team (to be based in Cambridge, UK).” (Photo via Facebook.com/Neil.D.Lawrence). Amazon is taking on a new machine learning team, to operate out of Cambridge, UK, according to a Facebook post spotted by reporter Jack Clark. Neil Lawrence, a professor of machine learning and computational biology at the University of Sheffield, announced to his Facebook followers that he and his team of students will be joining the Seattle tech titan. (GeekWire reached out to Lawrence and will update this post if he provides comment). Amazon Director of Machine Learning Science Ralf Herbrich. (Photo via Herbrich.me). Ralf Herbrich, Amazon’s Director of Machine Learning Science, said that Lawrence’s team will partner with his operation in Berlin, in a comment on the…


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