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Apple hires health and video specialists; but loses in chip architecture and machine learning

New people arrive in Cupertino while others leave for new challenges. Let's go to the names of the time?


We know how much Apple is investing in health care. And more proof has been given now, with the hiring of Dr. Sumbul Desai, executive director of the Digital Health Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. According to CNBC she informed, she was the one who led a pioneering telemedicine project and supervised a project to promote the use of the Apple Watch in a healthy way.

At Apple, Desai will play a senior role in the health team but will continue to visit patients at Stanford, according to insiders. At the university, she was responsible for the strategy, design and deployment of digital / virtual products and services. Desai also led the Stanford Hospital's strategy and innovation group, which is responsible for organizational strategy and the development of hospital and clinic innovation efforts.

J a Bloomberg reported that Apple hired Vijay Karunamurthy, who worked on the first versions of YouTube and later co-founded a culinary app (which, incidentally, closed and no one knows for sure if Karunamurthy's former companions also went to Cupertino).

Also according to the vehicle, the experience of Karunamurthy (who joined the company as director of engineering in April) could be used to bring social and video features to the iPhone and other devices.

Going out

Manu Gulati, who worked for almost eight years at Apple with micro-architecture (probably participating in the entire trajectory of Ma in creating chips aimed at products such as iPhone, iPad and Apple TV), left the company to become a SoC leader at Google.

In the new company, as informed by Variety, Gulati has a mission to create exclusive processors for the Pixel smartphone line, which currently uses Qualcomm processors.

Another who left Cupertino was Rushin Shah, former senior machine learning manager for Siri. As reported by the VentureBeat, he joined Facebook's machine learning team, where he now works with natural language understanding and dialogue.

Interestingly, Shah left Apple at a time when Siri gained more attention after the announcement of HomePod (which Apple says is an audio device but we all know the real focus) and some machine learning related news that were implemented in iOS 11.

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It seems to me that the losses this time were greater than the gains, but this is definitely a superficial analysis and should not be done lightly. Regardless, may everyone succeed in their new endeavors! ?

via Apple World Today, MacRumors, 9to5Mac