Apple poaches Nvidia deep learning exec for rumored self-driving auto project

Contributed by Tyler Owen on October 26, 2015 at 10:42 am Apple has hired a former Nvidia employee linked to autonomous vehicles, reigniting speculation about the company’s efforts in the auto space. Nvidia’s director of deep learning Jonathan Cohen has joined Apple and appears to have been assigned to sort out the Apple auto. While it’s exciting to think that because of his experience with a self-driving auto platform that he’s working on the same for Apple, it’s also just as likely that Cohen is working on the Siri or Apple Maps teams, as both take advantage of deep learning technology. Deep learning is an artificial intelligence branch that is regarded highly in tech companies, as it is able to teach computers on how to analyze process the contained patterns…


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