NPR has announced the hire of AI expert Noelle LaCharite as Vice President of Digital Technology. NPR’s Chief digital Officer Thomas Hjelm made the announcement. LaCharite has been an artificial intelligence expert at Microsoft, and is a veteran speaker, teacher, and digital product developer.
In 2015 LaCharite founded the AI Leadership Institute. she also spent a four-year stint at Amazon, where she worked on natural language technology for Alexa. Couple of her Alexa projects have become top skills on the platform, including Christmas Kindness and Daily Inspiration. She has also worked at Redhat and IBM.
According to NPR, LaCharite will “set the architectural vision and support for NPR’s digital platforms, services, and applications, support product strategy and business objectives, and drive innovation.”
LaCharite said, “As a longtime NPR fan, I am excited to join this incredible team and help write a new chapter in NPR’s rich technical history. I am honored to bring my expertise and passion to this incredible mission and I am looking forward to the opportunity that awaits.”