BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), is a multinational e-commerce publicly-traded corporation headquartered in San Jose, California. With 170 million active eBay buyers, and 1.1 billion eBay Marketplace listings, eBay has become one of the world's largest e-commerce corporations. A smartphone is purchased in the U.S every five seconds, and makeup products are purchased in the U.K every two seconds on eBay. Now, eBay Inc. has employed Dr. Jan Pedersen, former Chief Scientist at AltaVista, Yahoo, and A9, as vice president and chief scientist, Artificial Intelligence (AI).
"Jan is a true pioneer in the industry, with over thirty years developing search, deep learning, machine learning and AI technologies at scale," said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay Inc. "He joins us at a pivotal moment when AI sciences including computer vision and deep learning are now capable of transforming personalized, immersive shopping experiences. eBay runs on AI and our continued innovation under Jan's leadership will transform each meaningful moment we have with our buyers and sellers."
Dr. Jan Pedersen will work at eBay Inc.'s San Jose, CA headquarters, and will report to Steve Fisher, CTO of eBay Inc. He starts work on February 20.
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