Apple’s director of machine learning left the company just over three years after reportedly faced the tech giant because of his return to office policy.
Ian Goodfellow is a renowned computer scientist, majoring in artificial neural networks and deep learning. The Stanford-educated scientist has previously worked as a research scientist at Google Brain and has contributed to many widely published university textbooks.
But now he has decided to leave the company after disagreeing with Apple’s decision to return employees to the office.
Why the exit?
Technology giant hybrid work The policy means that currently its employees need to visit the office at least twice a week, and by May 23 it will be increased to three days a week.
Goodfellow has not yet updated his LinkedIn profile, but is keen to bring Apple employees back to the office to enhance productivity Faced with a significant backlash since CEO Tim Cook first announced it in March.
Apple staff, Apple Together, reacted particularly vaguely to the move, noting in a statement: “You have described the Hybrid Working Pilot solution as a combination of ‘the need for personal communication’ and the value of flexible working.”
“But in reality she does not recognize flexible work and is driven only by fear.
They added: “Fear of future work, fear of workers’ autonomy, fear of losing control.”
It seems that Apple employees are not the only ones who are less willing to return to the office.
According to research by software provider Citrix, rising fuel costs have forced many workers to reconsider the possibility of traveling to the office in favor of working from home.
Almost half (45%) of UK workers plan to stay in the car park at home to avoid high travel costs.
About half of their colleagues around the world say they will do the same according to the study.
“I firmly believe that the best policy for my team would be more flexibility,” Goodfellow said in an internal email he saw. Edge.