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Once Courted by Big Tech, AI Whiz Learns Hard Realities of Startup Life

By Kevin McLaughlin · Dec 06, 2017 7:02 AM PST · 1 comment

Matthew Zeiler was one of the most sought-after AI engineers in the tech industry after receiving his PhD from New York University in 2013. He was courted by everyone from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to executives at Google. But Mr. Zeiler passed on the offers and launched his own startup, Clarifai, with $10 million from Google Ventures, Nvidia, Qualcomm and others. 

Four years later, the ...