Slack Hires Foursquare Exec for Artificial Intelligence Push

This story was updated at Tuesday afternoon to include comments by Noah Weiss. It seems Foursquare, the once-high-flying location app company, can’t catch a break. Slack, the well-funded collaboration software company helmed by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, has just hired away its senior vice president of product management, according to a spokeswoman. Noah Weiss, who started his new job this week, will now head a new Slack business group in New York focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning projects. For example, AI could be used to improve search features across the Slack business messaging service. Other possibilities include automatically generating reports for Slack teams that summarize comments by contributors and collaborators that pertain to certain topics. The new Slack team’s official moniker is “Search, Learning and Intelligence.” Get Data…


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