17.6 C
New York
Saturday, May 8, 2021
No menu items!
Home Gadgets Apple Hires Ex-Google AI Scientist Who Quit After His Colleagues Were Fired

Apple Hires Ex-Google AI Scientist Who Quit After His Colleagues Were Fired


Apple said on Monday it has hired former distinguished Google scientist Samy Bengio, who left the search giant amid turmoil in its artificial intelligence research department.

Bengio is expected to lead a new AI research unit at Apple under John Giannandrea, senior vice president of machine learning and AI strategy, two people familiar with the matter said. Giannandrea joined Apple in 2018 after spending about eight years at Google.

Apple declined to comment on Bengio’s role. Bengio did not respond to a request for comment.

Bengio who left Google last week after about 14 years said last month he was pursuing “other exciting opportunities”.

His decision followed Google’s firings in recent months of fellow scientists Margaret Mitchell after alleging she transferred electronic files out of the company and Timnit Gebru after she threatened to quit rather than retract a paper.

Mitchell and Gebru had co-led a team researching ethics issues in AI, and had voiced concern about Google’s workplace diversity and approach to reviewing research. Bengio had expressed support for the pair.

As one of the early leaders of the Google Brain research team, Bengio advanced the “deep learning” algorithms that underpin today’s AI systems for analysing images, speech, and other data.

© Thomson Reuters 2021
 


Is Mi 11X the best phone under Rs. 35,000? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Later (starting at 23:50), we jump over to the Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.



Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

WhatsApp Celebrates Mother’s Day With Mama Love Sticker Pack

WhatsApp has introduced a new Mama Love sticker pack for Mother's Day. The Facebook-owned instant messaging service shared the development on Twitter...

US FTC Examines Repair Restrictions and Impact on Consumer, Small Businesses

US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has submitted a report examining consumer protection and antitrust issues relating to repair restrictions that manufacturers impose,...

This Tiny Dinosaur Hunted At Night And Could Hear Better Than An Owl

A new study has revealed that a tiny, carnivorous dinosaur, which had an exceptional low-light vision and whose hearing ability was as...

Redmi Note 10S Amazon Landing Page Goes Live With Some Specifications

Redmi Note 10S will launch in India on May 13 and a landing page for the phone is now live on Amazon. Xiaomi...

Recent Comments