Talent in artificial intelligence is much sought after and Apple thought it wise to make an offer to the NVIDIA resident expert on the subject.
Keep in mind the company’s focus is graphics processing units and processors for use in computer and mobile devices, respectively.
The director of deep learning in question is Jonathan Cohen, and the acquisition of his talents make sense; NVIDIA’s GPUs power the auto-pilot systems in many vehicles that currently support the feature; the implications for hiring someone who used to work at such a company is more than convenient.
What is all of this for you ask? For the often-rumored but well-known fact that Apple is developing a car that will debut in the next few years.