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Google Hires Three Neural Networks Researchers

Google has hired University of Toronto computer science professor Geoffrey Hinton and two of his students, Alex Krizhevsky and Ilya Sutskever. The trio researches “deep learning” using neural networks and will join Google’s knowledge (formerly known as search) team and also maintain their university connections. The company has recently stepped up efforts to bring established thinkers and academics into its fold; another example is Ray Kurzweil.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald