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David Yang started his first business, being a fourth-year student of the Phystech. It is this small company that became the forerunner of ABBYY, world famous for its dictionaries and text recognition systems. By the way, did you know that ABBYY is older than Google? She is already 30 years old.
Today, ABBYY is a global developer of solutions in the field of intelligent information processing and linguistics with offices in 11 countries. Tens of thousands of organizations and more than 50 million customers in 200 countries use the company's products, and last year David Yang himself was in the Forbes top 200 in Russia.
In this interview, I learned from David what he does in Silicon Valley, how soon artificial intelligence will get human rights and how to survive a good startup. My interlocutor will tell you what “pivot” is and why it is needed, why creative selfishness of managers can easily destroy a company, no matter how cool their idea is, and how to look for cool employees.
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