Here are the top deep learning employers based on the number of employees who work at these companies with Deep Learning as a skill listed on their LinkedIn profile.
Google (151 Employees)
Samsung Electronics (68)
The talent for these companies come from direct recruitment like in the case of Yann Le Cun, who joined Facebook in December 2013. Another source of Deep Learning talent is from acquisitions. Here are three cases:
IBM Alchemy: IBM talents in Deep Learning include AlchemyAPI, a deep learning startup acquisition. IBM plans to integrate AlchemyAPI’s technology into the core Watson cognitive computing platform. IBM will also use AlchemyAPI’s technology to expand its set of Watson cloud APIs that let developers infuse their web and mobile applications with artificial intelligence.
Twitter Madbits: Twitter acquired a stealthy computer vision startup called Madbits, in July 2014 which was founded by former New York University researchers. Clément Farabet and Louis-Alexandre Etezad-Heydari. Farabet is a protégé of Facebook AI Lab director and New York University professor Yann LeCun, while Etezad-Heydari was advised by Larry Maloney and Eero Simoncelli.