Iconic names Sam Altman and designer Jony Ive are recruiting Apple Inc. veteran Tang Tan to work on one of the biggest Artificial Intelligence (AI) hardware project.
Three big names all in one boat, where are they going? Let’s see!
People with an understanding of the situation say that Tang Tan, an outgoing Apple executive, will be joining Ive’s design company LoveFrom as part of the endeavor, which will influence the features and appearance of the upcoming devices. Altman, an executive who has come to represent modern AI, intends to supply the software foundation.
The effort that is being put into this project have been marked as the greatest since Ive left Apple in 2019 to establish LoveFrom. He is mostly known for his designs which include iMac, iPhone, and the iPad. We could say that his designs have shaped Apple as we know it. Ive has big hopes to have the AI based project to become one of the biggest companies, but they are currently in the baby steps of development. Currently the aim to hire talents is a priority to develop concepts.
According to sources, Tan will oversee hardware engineering for the artificial Intelligence hardware project while employed by LoveFrom. The executive was leaving his position as Apple’s vice president of iPhone and watch product design, according to a previous report from Bloomberg News. Although he isn’t expected to leave until February, this month his duties were already assigned to others.
After the incident of Altman being fired as OpenAI chair executive officer back in November, it didn’t take him long to come back stronger. Masayoshi Son, the chairperson of SoftBank Group Corp., was offered the opportunity by Altman to invest billions of dollars in the startup.
The project is currently in the concept stage. This stage is even offering in the process home devices. Questions from OpenAI targeted LoveForm and Apple but neither gave an answer.
Tan’s departure points out a talent exodus in design for Apple. Nearly fourteen members of Ive’s previous Apple team have left since 2019. Of the designers who used to report to Ive, only about six or seven remain employed by Apple. The question is will they still be employed by Apple, or will they follow Ive?
It’s going to be legen—wait for it—dary!
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