Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow



Sebastian Thrun has left the building — the Google X building, that is. The founder of search giant Google’s factory to develop and build “moonshot” technologies, who launched the company’s driverless car project and was the project lead on Google Glass, is no longer a VP and Fellow at the company.

Thrun, who also co-founded and currently runs online education startup Udacity, has an update to his LinkedIn profile (flagged to us by a sharp-eyed, anonymous reader), which notes that he left his roles as Google VP and Fellow as of August 2014. That same note says that he retains an advisory connection. “While I am now just an advisor, my enthusiasm for Google[x] is as high as ever,” the note says.

The news has also been confirmed to us now also by a spokesperson at Google:

As the co-founder of Google[x] and our self-driving car project, Sebastian made huge advances in computer…

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