Right now, human talent is perhaps the most significant factor in the U.S.-China race for dominance in artificial intelligence — and who doubts that it has become a race? Score one for China, then. The Global Times reports:
Jiǎ Yángqīng 贾扬清, a research scientist and director of Facebook's AI Infrastructure, has officially joined Alibaba's Damo Academy, the AI research arm of the Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba said on Tuesday, confirming earlier media reports.
Jia will serve as the vice president of engineering at Alibaba and lead research and development into big data computing platforms, according to Damo.