Amazon Web Services (AWS) director joins ShortTok’s world-class technical team, bringing extensive experience in computer vision, machine learning, and real-time video processing
New York, January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — A shortcutan early-stage software company developing automated visual storytelling technology, announced today that it will appoint Jan Eledas as its new Chief Technology Officer.
Jan Eledas Coming from Amazon, he spent the past seven years leading the applied science team that built the artificial intelligence for AWS’s Just Walk Out technology. Prior to joining Amazon, he was a program director at SRI International where he led programs in visual media inferencing, automotive safety and driver awareness, autonomous driving, and commercialization of computer vision technologies.
“I am pleased to welcome Jan Eledas Appointing ShortTok as our Chief Technology Officer,” he said Vikram Nagrani, Founder and CEO of ShortTok. “ShortTok is at a pivotal stage in our lifecycle as we introduce our automated storytelling technology to content and media partners to deliver novel and engaging visual experiences on their platforms. Jayan has the vision, skills, experience and leadership qualities to fuel the next phase of ShortTok’s development and growth.”
“It’s an exciting time at the intersection of AI and video understanding. I love ShortTok’s vision of building responsible automation, enabling our customers to tell rich visual stories that are both entertaining and authentic. I’m eager to get started and form a world with Vikram level team. Personally, ShortTok’s strong University of Texas at Austin Connections also make this regression possible. “
Jayan at the University of Mumbai and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Texas at Austin.
Last October, ShortTok announced it had secured funding from Info Edge Ventures as part of ShortTok’s pre-seed round that will support additional investment in R&D, business development, and operations.
ShortTok is headquartered in New Yorktechnical team in Princeton and austinand is setting up an office HyderabadIndia.
ShortTok provides automated storytelling technology to global media and content companies to introduce highly novel visual stories, facilitate content discovery, enhance audience engagement and increase the value of their digital properties. ShortTok’s experienced team has deep expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, video processing, computer vision, natural language processing, recommender systems, data mining, software engineering, and digital media.
ShortTok – the intelligence behind the story. www.shorttok.com