eBay Names Pedersen VP/Artificial Intelligence

To help enhance the customer experience across its marketplace platform, eBay has named Jan Pedersen as vp/chief scientist, artificial intelligence.

He will lead the company’s AI strategy, including computer vision, natural language understanding and machine learning to deliver new customer experiences across the eBay platform.

Pedersen was vp/data science at Twitter where he led the company’s work in machine learning infrastructure and data analytics.

“Jan is a true pioneer in the industry, with over 30 years developing search, deep learning, machine learning and AI technologies at scale,” said eBay president and CEO Devin Wenig. “He joins us at a pivotal moment when AI sciences including computer vision and deep learning are now capable of transforming personalized, immersive shopping experiences. eBay runs on AI and our continued innovation under Jan’s leadership will transform each meaningful moment we have with our buyers and sellers.”