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Blaise Aguera y Arcas        

Works on Machine Intelligence at Google; Former Architect of Bing Maps and Bing Mobile

Blaise Aguera y Arcas is a software engineer, software architect, and designer. Currently, in his work as a distinguished scientist at Google, he leads a team that works on developing artificial intelligence, or AI, for mobile devices. Aguera y Arcas is a recognized authority on computer vision, machine intelligence, and computational photography. Aguera y Arcas is also the founder of Google's Artists and Machine Intelligence Program, which teams up machine learning engineers and artists to create art.

Prior to starting at Google in 2013, Aguera y Arcas was a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, a role in which he served as the architect of Bing Maps and Bing Mobile. Aguera y Arcas joined Microsoft in 2006 when his startup company, Seadragon, was acquired. Seadragon, which he founded in 2003, is known for having created the technology that allows graphics or photos with large file sizes to be browsed on the web.

Aguera y Arcas has a broad background in computer science and applied math and has worked in a variety of fields, including computational neuroscience, computational drug design, and data compression. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Princeton University.

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Google's Computers Paint Like Van Gogh, and the Art Sells for ...

“I used to think art was some peculiar thing that humans do,” said Blaise Aguera y Arcas, head of Google's machine intelligence group in Seattle, who helped ...

A Sobering Message About the Future at AI's Biggest Party | WIRED

Blaise Aguera y Arcas praised the revolutionary technique known as deep learning that has seen teams like his get phones to recognize faces and voices.

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“This is a pivotal moment,” said Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a leading, Seattle-based thinker about artificial intelligence and privacy at Google. “It's a moral imperative  ...

Would You Trust A Self-Driving Car? 70% Of Americans Say 'No,' 72 ...

While this is unlocking a wealth of valuable applications, it has not created anything resembling a 'who'”—Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Google. Invest In The Future ...

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