In a major reshuffle announcement, Google Cloud on Monday announced that Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist Fei-Fei Li will be returning to her professorship at Stanford. Dr Andrew Moore, Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will be joining as the head of Google Cloud AI at the end of 2018.
Moore will leave his role at CMU at the end of 2018 to join Google full-time, based in Pittsburgh. This is a return for Dr Moore who previously worked at Google between 2006 and 2014. “I am bursting with excitement about this. I have always deeply believed in the power of technology to improve the state of the world, so for me, it’s a big opportunity to help Google bring useful AI to all the other industry verticals,” he said.
The news was announced on the company official blog by Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene. “We are proud that Fei-Fei will be returning to Stanford to continue her leadership in the field of AI in the academic environment, and we’re thrilled that we will still be able to continue to work with her as an Advisor.”
Dr Li said, “What I have learned by working in the industry will strengthen further collaborations between academia and industry going forward. And I look forward to working closely with Andrew and the Google Cloud AI teams to continue this collaboration.”
Green added that the Google Cloud team was incredibly fortunate to have Moore’s leadership at this point in the development. “It will define how we bring AI and ML technologies and solutions to developers and organizations all over the world,” she wrote.