Slack Hires Noah Weiss

March 29, 2016

One thing you can always count on the tech industry is talent will jump from company to company to pursue the best and most innovating endeavors.  The latest tech work to jump ship is Eric Weiss, he leaps from Foursquare to head a new Search, Learning, & Intelligence Group at Slack.  VentureBeat reports the story in “Slack Forms Search, Learning, & Intelligence Group On ‘Mining The Chat Corpus.’”  Slack is a team communication app and their new Search, Learning, & Intelligence Group will be located in the app’s new New York office.

Weiss commented on the endeavor:

“ ‘The focus is on building features that make Slack better the bigger a company is and the more it uses Slack,” Weiss wrote today in a Medium post. “The success of the group will be measured in how much more productive, informed, and collaborative Slack users get — whether a company has 10, 100, or 10,000 people.’”

For the new group, Weiss wants to hire experts who are talented in the fields of artificial intelligence, information retrieval, and natural language processing.  From this talent search, he might be working on a project that will help users to find specific information in Slack or perhaps they will work on mining the chap corpus.

Other tech companies have done the same.  Snapchat built a research team that uses artificial intelligence to analyze user content.  Flipboard and Pinterest are working on new image recognition technology.  Meanwhile Google, Facebook, Baidu, and Microsoft are working on their own artificial intelligence projects.

What will artificial intelligence develop into as more companies work on their secret projects.


Whitney Grace, March 29, 2016
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