Apple’s machine learning director resigns due to return to office work

According to Zo Schiffer of The Verge, Apple’s director of machine learning Ian Goodfellow quit just over four years after joining the company after serving as one of Google’s top AI engineers. . Goodfellow reportedly informed colleagues of his resignation via email, citing Apple’s plans to return to in-person work, which required employees to work from the office at least one day a week before April 11, two days a week. week before May 2 and three days a week before May 23. “I really think more flexibility would have been the best policy for my staff,” Goodfellow wrote in an email.

Apple employees began returning to Apple Park last month, with the three-day office work policy enacted on May 23. Some employees were unhappy with the plan to return to work in person. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook over the summer, a group of employees said, “Without the inclusiveness that flexibility brings, many of us feel we have to choose between a combination of our families, our well-being, and the power to do our best, or be part of Apple. It’s a decision none of us take lightly, and a decision many would rather not have to make. Note: Due to the political or social nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the thread can be found in our Political News forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

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Sherry J. Basler