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Pinterest, a quiet giant in machine-vision research, hires a Google guru

When you think about the major players in AI, a bunch of names leap to mind: Google, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook. One that you might overlook is Pinterest. But the company, whose whole business rests on wrangling vast quantities of imagery, has long done ambitious work in super-smart visual search. (My colleague Mark Wilson explored its … Continue reading “Pinterest, a quiet giant in machine-vision research, hires a Google guru”

Pinterest, a quiet giant in machine-vision research, hires a Google guru
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When you think about the major players in AI, a bunch of names leap to mind: Google, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook. One that you might overlook is Pinterest. But the company, whose whole business rests on wrangling vast quantities of imagery, has long done ambitious work in super-smart visual search. (My colleague Mark Wilson explored its efforts in a recent story.)

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And now Pinterest has announced that it has recruited Chuck Rosenberg, who has led computer vision research for Google, to head its visual search team. Rosenberg, a computer science veteran whose image research goes all the way back to helping to create the JPEG file format in the 1990s, will join a group in which ex-Googlers are already well represented, as VentureBeat’s Khari Johnson points out.

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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