Ian Goodfellow

Apple hires Google engineer specialized in deepfakes and expert in virtual reality

Another week, and here we are again with another round of meetings and farewells in Cupertino – this time, more precisely, just meetings. Let’s take a look at them.

Ian Goodfellow

Ian Goodfellow

The first of the professionals hired by Apple is Ian Goodfellow, a machine learning specialist who has already worked at Google. Goodfellow arrived in Apple in March and has already highlighted the change in his LinkedIn profile, as noted by CNBC.

At Google, the professional worked on the creation of Opponent Generative Networks (Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs), technologies in which, roughly speaking, artificial intelligence neural networks are “put to interact” with the aim of creating creative content, such as the infamous deepfakes.

At Apple, Goodfellow will work as a machine learning director at the so-called Special Projects Division – the one that develops Apple’s unreleased products and services. That is, no one knows exactly what will come out of this marriage; what is known is that Cupertino’s interest in artificial intelligence technologies is growing – we may see news in the area in the not too distant future.

Arthur van Hoff

The other talent that recently arrived in Cupertino, as informed by Variety, was Arthur van Hoff, co-founder and former CTO (Chief Technical Officer) gives startup virtual reality Jaunt. According to his LinkedIn profile, he started working at Apple this month.

Arthur van Hoff

As usual, there is no information about the role the engineer will play at Apple, but his role at Jaunt gives an idea: there, he led the development of a virtual reality camera, as well as a distribution platform and content creation VR. THE startup has Disney as one of its main investors – that is, we are not talking about anyone, no.

The rumors about possible “Apple Glasses” may have cooled in recent months, but that does not mean that they are dead – such a contract could indicate that Apple is still interested in this type of device. It will be?

via The Loop, Apple World Today