AI2 program will help engineers build startups

Allen Institute meeting

Team members at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence celebrate the launch of Semantic Scholar during an impromptu meeting at the institute’s Seattle headquarters. (AI2 Photo via Glassdoor)

Is technical expertise the key to success in the fast-moving world of artificial intelligence market? Or is it entrepreneurship?

Top-notch engineers with a yen to build a startup can get the best of both worlds through a newly created CTO residency program at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, or AI2.

“Google has DeepMind, Facebook has FAIR, Microsoft has Microsoft Research AI,” Jacob Colker, managing director of the AI2 Incubator, told GeekWire. “But AI2 is one of the few places where entrepreneurs and early-stage startups can access the same kind of talent that’s available to the big guys.”

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