Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Google taps U of T professor to teach context to computers - The Globe and Mail

Extreme telecommuting for Google's latest "deep learning" expert; for more details, see Google Acquires University of Toronto Research Startup DNNresearch (Techvibes)
"Jeff Dean, a Google Fellow in the company’s systems infrastructure group, said Prof. Hinton’s work has applications for voice- and image-based searches, two small but growing segments of Google’s overall search traffic. As more and more users send search queries by snapping a picture from or speaking to their smartphones, Google has spent more research dollars trying to figure out ways to automatically derive contextual clues from images and sound. [...]  In a rarity for the search giant, which regularly lures academics to its Mountain View campus in California, Google is allowing Prof. Hinton to keep his day job. The computer scientist and two of his postdoctoral students will split their time between the university and Google headquarters in Mountain View. The company has also agreed to help fund the professor’s university research, but Prof. Hinton said the company will have no influence over the focus of his research."
Google taps U of T professor to teach context to computers - The Globe and Mail
Post a Comment