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Former Chief Science Officer of Cognitive Computing at IBM and Current Chief Technology Officer of Viome, Guruduth Banavar, Joins Rumble Advisory Board

 

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Rumble announced today that Guruduth Banavar, the former IBM Vice President and Chief Science Officer of Cognitive Computing at IBM and current Chief Technology Officer of Viome is joining the company’s advisory board. With more than 20 years of experience in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and a range of advanced technologies, Mr. Banavar will use his expertise to mentor Rumble’s technology team to scale the company’s machine learning and AI capabilities across its video platform.

“Guru brings a unique blend of experience that will be valuable for Rumble’s growth. Not only does he have a proven track record of developing and growing AI technologies and solutions with IBM’s Watson, but he is also experienced in applying advanced technologies to solve tough business problems,” said Chris Pavlovski, founder and chief executive officer of Rumble. “Rumble is growing at an extremely rapid pace and Guru’s expertise and mentorship of our technology team will help to propel Rumble’s proprietary video technology to the next level.”

During Mr. Banavar’s 21-year career at IBM, he led the Cognitive Computing group, where he directed business strategy and a worldwide team responsible for creating a range of Watson AI technologies and solutions. As Chief Science Officer of Cognitive Computing, he was responsible for advancing IBM’s scientific ecosystem with leading institutions like MIT, RPI, and UIUC. Mr. Banavar also held the role of CTO for IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative for almost four years, leading global strategic engagements to improve public safety, transportation and other city services to make cities more livable and sustainable. Mr. Banavar currently is CTO of Viome, the first company to offer wellness as a service by applying AI to complex biological data to provide personalized recommendations for healthy living.

“Rumble is making tremendous strides in video rights management, which will be crucial for the future of video analysis and artificial intelligence,” said Mr. Banavar. “I’m excited to be joining the Rumble advisory board at such a pivotal time, and look forward to mentoring the Rumble technology team to drive the next phase of Rumble’s growth by using advanced machine learning with licensed social videos.”

Mr. Banavar received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. He has published more than 50 research papers and co-invented more than 25 patents. Mr. Banavar’s work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and other international media. He is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology, has spoken on the Nobel, Aspen, and Milken stages, and gave the 2017 Turing Lecture.

Via Businesswire

Rumble Now Allows Users to Delete Comments from Their Videos

Due to popular demand, we have added a new feature to allow users to delete comments made on their videos. Like our community boards, Rumble has never moderated or removed user’s comments unless they violated our community standards. Rumble will always continue to encourage free speech and active discussion on our platform between our community of creators and viewers.

We suggest our creators use this new functionality to maintain their comment section clear from spam. The Rumble development team has recently implementing several anti-spam measures, however some spam comments slip through our security filters. While we continue our efforts to combat spam, we want to extend this control to our creators as well.

We love our Rumble community and a big part of it comes from knowing that everyone has a right to express their opinion. We hope our community doesn’t use this function to remove other Rumble user’s opinions that may differ from their own. Not only does active discussion build our community, but it encourages virality and distribution of the video itself.

The Rumble team is here to listen, please feel free to continue reporting any spam to our support team at support@rumble.com. If you have any ideas for improving the Rumble experience, we hope to hear from you as well!