Google apparently has begun to become the farm team for Apple's artificial intelligence work.
The iPhone manufacturer has just pointed out another AI expert from the sea giant – 34-year-old Ian Goodfellow, a rising star on the field, beyond Google, has also worked on OpenAI lab supported by Elon Musk. His LinkedIn profile shows that he is now heading for machine learning in Apple's secret special project group.
This follows a similar message, as we told last year, with Apple's rental of former Google John Giannandrea, who used to be responsible for the machine's intelligence, research and search team there. All in all, Giannandrea spent eight years with Google, pushing to make AI more integrated with products like Gmail and Google Assistant. He is also Goodfellow's former head of Google.
Meanwhile, Goodfellow is known for its AI work related to what is called Generative Adversarial Networks or GANs for short. As Business Insider points out today about Goodfellow's lease, which was first reported by CNBC GAN & 3939 has been attracted to some notoriety for their relationship with the creation of so-called "deepfake" pictures and content.
His rental is also a reminder that while Google continues to enjoy a reputation among technology companies as one of the best, if not the top, collections of brilliant AI talent, Apple is not shading away from the cultivation of AI experts and researchers. On the contrary, despite the fact that Apple has been regarded as a backward one when it comes to AI, perhaps partly as an outgrowth of its strong privacy, the company is still launching AI magic for everything from its Photos app to face recognition. [1