Apple hires another ex-Google scientist to help lead its AI efforts
What you need to know
- Apple has hired AI scientist Samy Bengio.
- Bengio will reportedly "lead a new AI research unit at Apple under John Giannandrea."
- The scientist was previously at Google for 14 years.
Apple is bringing on another former Google engineer to help run its artificial intelligence division.
As reported by Reuters, the company has announced that it has hired Samy Bengio, a scientist who formally worked at Google until leaving the company "amid turmoil in its artificial intelligence research department." Bengio is joining John Giannandrea who also came from Google.
Both Apple and Bengio declined to comment on the report. Apple would not confirm the exact role that Bengio's will play at the company.
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