Apple hires Google AI expert to direct machine learning
Apple has hired Google AI expert and respected inventor, Ian Goodfellow to become a director of machine learning for its mysterious “special projects” group, a year after it hired search team leader John Giannandrea.
While Apple hasn’t commented on Goodfellow’s hiring, he confirmed his move to the company yesterday on LinkedIn (via CNBC). Between two stints at Google, where he was on the Google Brain and Google Research teams, Goodfellow worked for Open AI. According to his personal website, he is currently scheduled to speak at the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind and keynote the International Conference on Learning Representations next month.
Goodfellow is best known for inventing generative artificial networks (GANs), which pair two AI algorithms together with the goal of continuously improving one another — one AI could be tasked with creating realistic images, while the other AI acts as a judge of real versus fake images, such that both AIs spur each other to become better over time. His research also involved combating adversarial attacks on neural networks that could undermine a GAN’s ability to perform its functions, including methods that were undetectable to human observers.
Posted By Oyedeyi Samson with Agency Reports