Billionaire Paul G. Allen hired Dr. Oren Etzioni as the Executive Director of his artificial intelligence institute.. Etzioni will be in charge of expanding the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence with new hires, and directing and developing a wide range of AI initiatives.
Etzioni joins Allen’s institute from the University of Washington’s Computer Science Department, where he was the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Professor and Director of the Turing Center. His research has focused on solving fundamental problems in AI, with an emphasis on automatic learning of knowledge from text.
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