Apple hires AI scientist Samy Bengio who left Google after colleagues' firings

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Samy Bengio is expected to pb a caller AI probe portion astatine Apple nether John Giannandrea, elder vice president of instrumentality learning and AI strategy

twitter-logoReuters | May 4, 2021 | Updated 15:00 IST

Apple hires AI idiosyncratic    Samy Bengio who near  Google aft  colleagues' firings

Apple Inc said connected Monday it has hired erstwhile distinguished Google idiosyncratic Samy Bengio, who near the hunt elephantine amid turmoil successful its artificial quality probe department.

Bengio is expected to pb a caller AI probe portion astatine Apple nether John Giannandrea, elder vice president of instrumentality learning and AI strategy, 2 radical acquainted with the substance said. Giannandrea joined Apple successful 2018 aft spending astir 8 years astatine Google.

Apple declined to remark connected Bengio's role. Bengio did not respond to a petition for comment.

Bengio who near Google past week aft astir 14 years said past period helium was pursuing "other breathtaking opportunities".

His determination followed Google's firings successful caller months of chap scientists Margaret Mitchell aft alleging she transferred physics files retired of the institution and Timnit Gebru aft she threatened to discontinue alternatively than retract a paper.

Mitchell and Gebru had co-led a squad researching morals issues successful AI, and had voiced interest astir Google's workplace diverseness and attack to reviewing research. Bengio had expressed enactment for the pair.

As 1 of the aboriginal leaders of the Google Brain probe team, Bengio precocious the "deep learning" algorithms that underpin today's AI systems for analyzing images, code and different data.

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