Apple hiring engineers from Drive?ai self-driving car startup, report says

According to a new report from the San Francisco Chronicle, Apple has hired a “handful” of hardware and software engineers from self-driving car startup Drive.ai – which is planning to close its doors later this week. more… The post Apple hiring engineers from Drive?ai self-driving car startup, report says appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

FT: Apple ramping self-driving car testing, more CA permits than Tesla and Uber

Apple doesn’t appear to be slowing down on its mysterious self-driving car technology testing. As noted in a new report on Uber’s fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle, the Financial Times includes new data on how many self-driving cars Apple may be testing in California. more… 9to5Mac

Apple’s AI director offers more information about company’s work on self-driving systems

Apple machine learning efforts have been highlighted in the past, but the company’s artificial intelligence director dove deeper during a speech this week. As outlined by Wired, Ruslan Salakhutdinov took the stage to offer a closer look at how Apple is using machine learning… more… 9to5Mac

This week on AI: Apple’s Siri & AirPlay speaker, self-driving car tests & more

By far one of the most popular stories this week was that Apple’s Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor might not only be alive, but nearly finished. We also caught a glimpse of Apple’s self-driving testbed SUVs, and news that the fight between Apple and Qualcomm is stepping up a notch. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple ‘Reboots’ Self-Driving Car Initiative Amid Project Layoffs and Closures

Apple has closed parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees attached to it as it reboots its plan for self-driving vehicles, according to The New York Times. The move comes just over a month after the company reportedly began shifting its car project to autonomous driving systems rather than vehicles […]

Apple Hires Nvidia AI Director With Experience in Self-Driving Car Systems

Apple has hired Nvidia’s Jonathan Cohen, director of deep learning software for the company, according to Cohen’s LinkedIn page, which was first spotted by Re/code. Deep learning essentially trains computers to recognize patterns in data and then organizes them in a similar way to humans. Nvidia uses deep learning in its Nvidia Drive PX platform, […]