Wayve appoints new vice president of software

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Self-driving technology company Wayve has announced the appointment of Silvius Rus as the company’s new vice president of software. In his new position Rus will be responsible for leading Wayve’s software organization which is building Fleet Learning technology to train and deploy Wayve’s AI Driver software at scale.

Wayve will draw on Silvius’ knowledge in building large-scale and complex systems. In previous positions he has helped to deliver the platform software for Google’s complete datacenter compute infrastructure, including its machine learning and Cloud Infrastructure as a Service platform.

This expertise will help Wayve to build and further develop the software required to deploy its AI Driver, and to support the distributed machine learning workloads that are part of Wayve’s Fleet Learning. Silvius will be based at the company’s London office.

“I’m truly thrilled to welcome Silvius to our team,” commented Alex Kendall, co-founder and CEO, Wayve. “With his extensive knowledge of developing embedded software and distributed systems for machine learning, there is no one better suited to lead our software organization. Developing AV2.0 requires us to push the boundaries of machine learning infrastructure to train billion-parameter neural network models on petabytes of video data obtained from our vehicle fleets. Silvius is an exceptional software leader for this extraordinary software challenge.

“Having a leader like Silvius is hugely beneficial and exciting for us. We can’t wait to learn from his expertise to drive our software development roadmap forward and evolve our culture to unlock our next level of scale.”

“Looking at how fast AI is advancing, I simply cannot imagine a future without autonomous vehicles,” said Silvius Rus, VP of software, Wayve. “It’s a matter of when, not if, autonomy will benefit humanity at scale across geographies, cultures and development levels. I deeply value the opportunity at Wayve to help make autonomous driving a reality in a way that is widely applicable both from engineering and commercial viewpoints.

“I look forward to leveraging my software leadership experience building and leading innovative teams that pushed the boundaries of technology and have produced some of the most scalable ML systems in the industry (TPU supercomputers).”

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