Blaise Agüera y Arcas (born 1975) is a software architect, designer, and imagery  authority at Google and a hero of the transhumanist movement. As of 2010, he was the architect of Bing Maps and Bing Mobile. In 2011 he was named a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft. 
Agüera y Arcas is a 1998 graduate of
Princeton University where he received a B.A. in physics and was a roommate of Dennis Crouch. 
Seadragon Software in 2003, which was acquired by Microsoft Live Labs in 2006. He has led later development of the Photosynth software suite.
In 2004 for the
Library of Congress he devised a numerical method to create color composite images of almost two thousand negatives by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. 
In 2008, he was named to the
MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. 
In 2013, he left
Microsoft to lead Google's machine intelligence research efforts, including the  Artists and Machine Intelligence program.
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^ a b c d Mick, Jason (December 17, 2013). "Top Microsoft Graphics Genius Defects to Google". DailyTech. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 38, … born in Providence, R.I. in 1975
^ An Interview with Blaise Aguera y Arcas. April 29, 2010.
^ "Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2008 – Biographies". Microsoft Research. 2008.
^ "Prokudin-Gorskii Collection – Digitizing the Collection – Prints & Photographs Online Catalog". Library of Congress.
^ "2008 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. 2008 . Retrieved . August 15, 2011
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