Among the many AI experts who have recently left Google because of the controversy caused by paper review and workplace diversity, Samy Bengio, the head of Google Research and the co-founder of Google Brain, is by far the highest-level one.And according toReutersAccording to reports, the AI god has now joined Apple. In the future, he will lead a new AI research team, and will report to John Giannandrea, the current vice president of Apple Machine Learning, AI Strategy, and former Google AI expert.
After two subordinates, Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, were fired by Google for questioning paper review and workplace diversity, Samy Bengio has publicly expressed support for them. Google’s response to this is to introduce Dr. Marian Croak to supervise the AI ethics research team in February.according toBloombergAccording to the statement, this reduced Bengio’s real power, which is probably one of the main reasons that prompted him to finally choose to leave Google after 14 years of service.
For Apple, this should be considered a big bargain. Talents like Bengio are estimated to add a lot of strength to its AI team.