Apple ML Exec Who Quit Over In-Person Work Policy Joins DeepMind

According to a Bloomberg report, former Apple executive, Ian Goodfellow, is joining Alphabet’s DeepMind. Goodfellow, who quit over Apple’s new in-person work policy, used to oversee machine learning. In 2013, he started at Google as a software engineering intern. He was a senior research scientist at Google Brain upon leaving in March of 2016. Following a year at Open AI, Goodfellow returned to Google for two years. Goodfellow is one of the foremost machine learning researchers, and this move is being seen as a win for Alphabet. He is known as the inventor of generative adversarial networks (GANs). GANs have several varied uses, including the production of photorealistic deep fakes. When it comes to AI and ML, hiring is extremely competitive. Goodfellow’s move may have been influenced by the fact that Alphabet is known to have relatively laxer in-person policies than Apple.

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Google Maps Blocks 100M Abusive Edits in 2021 with Machine Learning

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning would appear to be the future of moderating toxic online activity if we consider tech giant Google’s latest move. Artificial Intelligence or AI allows computers to learn about their environment by poring over data patterns. In 2021, under tech giant Google, machine learning played a significant role in policing abusive behavior on Google Maps.

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Startup that Makes Music with AI Bought by Apple

A startup named AI Music was recently acquired by Apple Inc., according to a source familiar with the matter. The startup utilises artificial intelligence to create customised music, and adds technology that could be employed to the entirety of its offered audio catalogue. The purchase of the London based startup, which was created in 2016, was completed recently. AI Music, before the purchase, has close to two-dozen employees.

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Google Partners with Qualcomm to Develop Better AI Experience on Smartphones

Google partners up with Qualcomm in a collaborative effort to speed up the development and differentiation of neural network for Snapdragon mobile, ACPC, and XR platforms, along with Snapdragon Ride Platform, as well as Qualcomm Technologies’ IoT platforms. They will be making use of Google Cloud Vertex AI Neural Architecture Search (NAS) along with the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine. The partnership between Google and Qualcomm and Google is said to be done in the interest of enhancement of AI capabilities in Qualcomm and Snapdragon chipsets powered devices. It is hoped that the collaborative effort will lead to enhanced accuracy in feedback from the AI.

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