Ex-Apple engineer Chris Lattner, who developed the Swift programming language for the company, left the iPhone maker in January to work with Tesla on its Autopilot technology. However, after spending a few months with the electric car maker, Lattner has now joined Google. In a tweet, the star engineer said he will help the search giant develop its AI with the aim of making it accessible for all.
Chris Lattner is a good hire by Google
Lattner didn’t specify what exactly he will be working on, but he tweeted, “AI can’t democratize itself (yet?) so I’ll help make it more accessible to everyone!”
According to Bloomberg, Lattner has been hired to work on the Tensorflow language, which Google uses to simplify AI programming.