Ian Goodfellow, one and only one who oversaw machine learning and artificial intelligence at Apple, simply left the company a few weeks ago, because of the lack of flexibility in its office policies.
Goodfellow’s decision to start working for Google is a coup for the DeepMind division, which puts him on as an individual contributor. Ian is well known as one of the first machine learning researchers, and the move is a reunion of sorts.
As of today, Goodfellow is the most senior employee known to leave over the company’s return-to-office policy, but there is more resigning expected when the rules will start to produce some effect.
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