Slack Focuses on Artificial Intelligence With Hire of Foursquare Executive


Slack Technologies Inc. on Tuesday announced Noah Weiss would join the company to lead its Search, Learning and Intelligence group, signaling the company is investing more in artificial intelligence that could speed up daily tasks in the workplace.

The fast-growing enterprise messaging service hired Mr. Weiss from Foursquare, where he served as vice president of product. In a Medium post, Mr. Weiss wrote he and Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield envision a Slack with conversational knowledge bots and tools that mine chat histories to alert people to the most relevant messages.

“Slack is well on its way to building the new business operating system,” Mr. Weiss wrote in the Medium post. “Weaving in an intelligent layer is a huge opportunity to enhance the product for people who use Slack and the platform for developers who build on top of it.”

The new group will be in Slack’s New York office, where Mr. Weiss said it would benefit from technical talent coming out of East Coast schools and a young startup ecosystem

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