Demand for AI Talent Turns Once-Staid Conference Into Draft Day

Academic NIPS gathering is now a recruiting frenzy for tech giants, banks and hedge funds

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By Jeremy Kahn

Actors in robot costumes stood in the lobby of the Westin hotel in Long Beach, California on Sunday night, “Intel Inside” stickers displayed on their foam torsos…

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