Jerome Presenti, Meta‘s vice-president of AI, is leaving after four years at the company amid a reorganization of its artificial intelligence group. The announcement comes a day after Sheryl Sandberg announced that she is leaving the position of Meta’s COO later this year.
The company said that Presenti would depart in mid-June after helping Meta through the early stages of the crucial AI transition. Meta is integrating its AI teams across various product groups instead of having the AI function as a centralized organization.
To continue advancing AI technology and community, Meta will convene a cross-functional AI leadership team led by Joelle Pineau, director of Meta AI research labs. With the new team structure, Meta said that it is all set to push the boundaries of what AI can achieve and use it to create new products for people worldwide.
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The AI research team led by Yann LeCun, Meta’s chief AI scientist, will shift to Bosworth’s Reality Labs. This move will further consolidate resources in the AR/VR division, which has more than 17,000 employees.
According to Meta, AI is a critical component necessary to build the future hardware to define its vision of the metaverse. The company aims to take one step closer to the idea by reorganizing the AI group.