Apple hires Nvidia’s AI director for possible work on autonomous car

The rumors and speculation around Apple’s involvement in developing a car continue to rise and subside, just like the ocean’s tide. While there’s been mentions about an Apple car being all-electric, this latest piece of news suggests autonomous driving features. It has been discovered that Apple has hired Jonathan Cohen, persuading him to leave his position at Nvidia as director of deep learning, or artificial intelligence (AI). Recode spotted the change of employer on Cohen’s LinkedIn page. At Nvidia, Cohen was heavily involved in deep learning and its use in the company’s Drive PX technology, which is aimed at the car market with its camera-based autopilot system. Check out the clip below, taken at CES 2015 earlier this year, to see Cohen explaining the tech and how it’s used in…


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