11 April 2024  |  Press release

Introducing Wayve’s New Vancouver Office

Wayve expands its global presence with the opening of a new AI hub in Vancouver. Discover how this move strengthens their commitment to scientific innovation.

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Wayve, the leading developer of Embodied AI for self-driving, announced today the expansion of its international presence with a new office in Vancouver, Canada. This expansion signifies a key moment in Wayve’s growth as a global AI leader and underpins its commitment to expanding its research and development operations.

With Vancouver boasting the highest technology talent market growth across the U.S. and Canada, surpassing even tech hubs such as San Francisco, it is an ideal location for Wayve’s next office. The city’s renowned educational institutions, thriving startup ecosystem, and presence of international tech companies make it a prime choice for Wayve. The vibrant technology scene in Vancouver has fostered a diverse talent pool capable of driving new breakthroughs in AI with global impact. With this new office, Wayve plans to assemble a dynamic team dedicated to advancing Embodied AI for self-driving technology.

The Vancouver team will focus on scientific discovery, led by acclaimed AI expert and Wayve Chief Scientist Dr. Jamie Shotton and Prof. Yasutaka Furukawa, a world-renowned specialist in computer vision and machine learning who has joined Wayve as a Principal Scientist, marking the company’s first hire in Vancouver.

Dr. Jamie Shotton, Chief Scientist at Wayve, says: 

“Vancouver is fast becoming a leading tech hub. I’m thrilled to expand our team in such an inspiring environment and be part of Canada’s vibrant AI ecosystem. At Wayve, research plays a fundamental role, allowing us to push the boundaries of what’s possible and positively impact society. Our goal is to unlock the significant safety, economic, and environmental benefits of self-driving through scientific innovation.”

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