Elon Musk’s OpenAI Continues To Poach Talent

Since announced in December 2015, Elon Musk and Sam Altman’s OpenAI has recruited some of the foremost names in modern artificial intelligence research. Its poached top talent from giants in the field—research director Ilya Sutskever cut his teeth at Google Brain after studying with A.I. veterans Geoff Hinton and Andrew Ng. In their latest round of hires, the company is starting to diversify its staff. OpenAI’s newest recruits come from Google Brain (where they have previously tapped), but also from startups and a trading firm. While the team is still heavily positioned to research deep learning, the most popular form of modern A.I. based on layers of neural networks, the new blood shows that the company is also thinking about the application of this technology. They have also added Jack…


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