• Academic expert says Google and Facebook's AI researchers aren't doing science

    4 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    The field of artificial intelligence, to those on the outside, must appear to be an orderly gathering of intellectuals collaborating at the cutting edge of technology. It's not. If you dig beyond the hyperbole of Elon Musk and the wonders promised by Google, there's a number of gnashing dissenters who're happy to toss shade at the entire industry. These people are called academics. And, I'll be up front, I think they have a point. But
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  • Google's Chip Development Head Snapped Up By Facebook

    Google's Chip Development Head Snapped Up By Facebook

    4 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Google's Head of Chip Development, Shahriar Rabii, has seemingly moved to Facebook. This was first reported on by Bloomberg although Rabii's own LinkedIn page has been updated to reflect the change of employer. As a result, Rabii will be taking up the role of Vice President and Head of Silicon at Facebook , following the almost four year stint as Google's Senior Director of Engineering , which itself followed on almost three more years as a Director of Engineerin g at Google.
    This is a notable move as Rabii is largely understood to have been an integral part of Google's custom chip...
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  • Facebook poaches top Google engineer to help design its own chips

    Facebook poaches top Google engineer to help design its own chips

    4 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Facebook has hired one of Google's lead chip developers, Shahriar Rabii, to help the social network in its ongoing effort to design its own silicon, according to a report from Bloomberg. Facebook hopped on the chip-developing bandwagon earlier this year , when they started to build a team that could design custom chips to power server and consumer hardware. Rabii's new role at Facebook will be as a vice president and head of silicon, according to an updated Linkedin bio .
    It's a move that's on trend with other tech giants, many of which are bringing chip design in-house rather than relying...
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  • Facebook reportedly hires AI chip head from Google

    4 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Facebook is continuing to devote more resources to the development of AI-focused chips, bringing aboard a senior director of engineering from Google who worked on chips for Google's products to lead its efforts, Bloomberg reports.
    We've reached out to Google and Facebook for confirmation.
    Shahriar Rabii spent nearly seven years at Google before joining Facebook this month as its VP and Head of Silicon according to his LinkedIn profile .
    Facebook's work on AI-focused custom silicon has been the topic of rumors and reports over the past several months. It's undoubtedly a bold direction for...
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