From Reuters’ “Apple hires ex-Google AI scientist who resigned after colleagues’ firings” posted Monday evening:
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…
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 analyzing images, speech and other data.
My take: Deep learning scientists are not easy to come by, especially scientists who have spent 14 years doing AI for Google.