Apple has hired former Google scientist Samy Bengio, who quit the search giant after 14 years of services following turmoil in the AI research department. He is said to be leading a new AI research unit at Apple and report to John Giannandrea, SVP, ML, and AI strategy, another former Google staffer. Bengio’s resignation has come after Google fired his fellow scientists Margaret Mitchell and Timnit Gebru, which catapulted into a global controversy.

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