GAN systems have been used to generate”deepfake” fake media articles.
The hire comes as Apple increasingly attempts to tap AI to improve hardware and its software. Apple hired search at Google, head of AI and John Giannandrea, to oversee AI strategy.
I’m imagining the “deepfake” reference here is a red herring. However, it does make me wonder how this tech will fit in with Apple’s AI pursuits.
Goodfellow is the dad of an AI strategy known as adversarial networks, or GANs. The approach draws on two networks, one called a network that is generative and another called a network that is discriminative, and may be employed to come up in the shape of video, audio and text.
One of the top minds in artificial intelligence in Google, ian Goodfellow, has joined Apple in a director role.