Company targets US universities in hunt for AI talent

Wind Information, China’s Bloomberg-like financial data services provider, plans to kick off a recruitment drive in the United States, as more tech firms step up the search for artificial intelligence or AI talent, writes Sarah Dai for South China Morning Post.

The week-long programme is to include at least four on-campus career talks in colleges including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan and the University of Rochester. The company said it needs graduates with a proven research track record in areas such as machine learning, feature detection and deep learning, along with software engineers and user interface designers.

The move comes as demand for jobs in the country’s artificial intelligence sector increased fivefold in the first six months of this year, according to Lagou, a technology recruitment website in China. Data from the site showed the most popular technology and engineering jobs were in related product design, software and app development.
Full report on the South China Morning Post site