The engineer who oversaw the work of Bing Maps and Photosynth at Microsoft leaves the ship to join the great Google competitor.
In 2006, Microsoft has repurchased the company Seadragon Software. At the same time, the Redmond group has secured the services of its founder Blaise Aguera y Arcas.
The Seadragon technology is known via Photosynth that allows you to analyze similarities in a large collection of images to reconstruct a 3D interactive environment. After the pre-release of the new Bing Maps for Windows 8, Microsoft has just unveiled its latest version of Photosynth (in pre-release also).
Blaise Aguera y Arcas is a recognized and renowned engineer. At Microsoft, he oversaw teams or has been involved in projects that have worked on Bing Maps, Photosynth, augmented reality, natural user or mobile technologies (wearable computing) interfaces.
Blog Bits of The New York Times have just been talking about this star from Microsoft that goes with his great rival Google. Exchanges of gray matter, which can sometimes lead to legal complications.
The applicant has confirmed his departure from Microsoft for which it was the "most difficult decision of his life." The mystery surrounds that Blaise Aguera y Arcas is involved in a new assignments at Google. It could be a work on machine learning which is one of the areas of artificial intelligence.