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- Medhi Naitmazi
Apple’s director of machine learning – known as machine learning in English, Ian Goodfellow, resigned from his post just over four years after joining the company. This AI specialist was, before that, one of Google’s brightest employees in the field, according to Zoë Schiffer on Twitter.
Ian Goodfellow will leave Apple
The ML manager reportedly broke the news to his teams in an email, explaining that his resignation is partly due to Apple’s plan to return to in-person work, which required employees to work from offices at least one day a week. by April 11, at least two days a week by May 2, and at least three days a week by May 23.
I am convinced that more flexibility would have been the best policy for my team.
For the record, Apple employees began returning to the Apple Park campus last month, with the three-day office policy taking effect within two weeks. Some employees were unhappy with this on-site return-to-work plan and made this known vigorously. It is no longer a question of protecting oneself from illness but simply of comfort and flexibility.
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 like we have to choose between a combination of our families, our well-being, and the opportunity to do our best work, or to be part of Apple. It’s a decision none of us take lightly, and a decision many would rather not have to make.
Obviously, Goodfellow was one of those employees.
A puzzle in perspective for the boss of Apple, but also for all companies in general. What do you think of telework, do you want to sustain it totally, partially or not at all?