Amazon hires AI expert to ward off Google in its cloud business

To pitch its cloud storage business, Google is leaning on its artificial intelligence features. Amazon, the market leader, is too. Now Amazon has recruited a leading expert in the field to up its game. Alex Smola, a top machine learning scientist at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and research alum of Google and Yahoo, is moving over to run the “Cloud Machine Learning Platform” at AWS, he wrote in a post. More from Recode:Here are three scary reasons why LinkedIn sold to Microsoft for $26 billionMossberg: Apple is still a world of its ownSamsung is buying cloud computing startup Joyent Alex Smola tweet His cursory description of the role — “with the task to make machine learning as easy to use and widespread as it could possibly be” — echoes Google’s…


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