Apple self-driving iCar on the way? Rumours swirl as tech giant hires artificial intelligence guru

Apple is planning to build a self-driving iCar which could make human drivers totally redundant. That’s the rumour circulating around the Apple watching community after the tech giant hired a top artificial intelligence expert from NVIDIA. It welcomed Jonathan Cohen into a vague “software” job, Re/Code revealed. He headed up the “deep learning” wing of NVIDIA, which is famous for its high performance graphics cards but also carries out research into artificial intelligence. “This is a big hire for Apple,” said Chris Nicholson, co-founder of the deep learning firm Skymind.io. “Nvidia’s GPUs [graphical processing units] are being used to power auto-pilot systems in cars, so the implications are pretty clear.” Although Apple has not yet revealed its iCar plans, CEO Tim Cook recently promised a “massive change” was coming to…


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