Apple Hires Away Nvidia’s Deep Learning Director

Jonathan Cohen, previously Nvidia’s director of deep learning software, has recently joined Apple, according to an update on his LinkedIn page. The move could be part of Apple’s growing ambitions in the development of autonomous cars, observers speculate. Nvidia is best known for its graphics processing units (GPUs), used widely in gaming. But its research in high-performance computing and deep learning has also made its products important to the development of self-driving vehicles.Cohen joined Nvidia in 2008 after several years working with computer-generated image technologies for the movie industry. In 2007, his team won an Academy Award for technical achievement for its work in fluid simulation, which lets filmmakers create realistic-looking animation of fluid systems such as gases and liquids. Cohen founded Nvidia’s emerging applications group, which develops software for…


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