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Hinge, The Dating App, Hires a VP of AI

The realm of dating apps is about to experience a significant transformation as Hinge sets its sights on becoming an "AI-First company." (Gasp... does this mean we can date robots.. or...?) At the forefront of this endeavor will be a trailblazing AI executive, poised to earn up to an impressive $398,000 annually.

Here's what you need to know about the new role they just posted:

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A Revolutionary Role

Hinge is currently in pursuit of a Vice President of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a pivotal role that will steer a team of data scientists and machine learning engineers. This dynamic team will spearhead the creation and deployment of cutting-edge AI features across the app. The VP of AI will operate within the auspices of Hinge's parent company, Match Group, and this hybrid position will be based in New York.

Reporting to Ben Celebicic, Hinge's Chief Technology Officer, the VP of AI will collaboratively engage with engineering, data, and product teams. Their mission is to establish the bedrock of AI at Hinge, propelling advancements in user safety, addressing algorithmic concerns, enhancing recommendation engines, and nurturing AI-generated interactions, among other objectives.

In addition to driving AI innovation, this executive will shoulder a vital responsibility: ensuring that Hinge's AI is developed ethically. Addressing data privacy concerns and algorithmic bias will be integral to their role. Furthermore, they will collaborate with Hinge's top executives to define the company's overarching AI strategy and objectives.

The ideal candidate should possess a master's degree or a PhD in computer science, AI, data science, or a related field. Leadership experience in a "product-led tech company" is paramount, as is proficiency in the latest AI technologies. This includes expertise in generative AI tools like ChatGPT, coupled with the ability to convey complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

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Propelling Innovation and Ethical AI Practices

This visionary executive will not only lead a formidable team but also foster a culture of innovation within Hinge. The role encompasses various facets, including:

  • Team Leadership and Development: Nurturing a collaborative and inclusive environment for data scientists and machine learning engineers.
  • Self-Service AI Platform: Overseeing the development of a self-service AI platform that empowers the creation and deployment of machine learning models.
  • AI Model Development: Spearheading the development and implementation of advanced AI models to enhance user experiences and safety.
  • AI Ethics: Championing ethical AI practices within the organization and addressing crucial concerns like algorithmic bias.
  • Strategic Planning: Collaborating with tech leadership and the executive team to chart Hinge's AI strategy, aligning it with broader business goals.

A Future Defined by Innovation

As Hinge propels its transformation into an AI-First company, it's paving the way for a new era in the world of dating apps. The recruitment of a visionary AI executive underscores Hinge's commitment to innovation and ethical AI practices.

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