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Business Insider: Apple poached from Google the AI superstar whose work underpins deepfake technology

Apple has prized another AI superstar away from Google.

Ian Goodfellow is famous in the world of AI for his pioneering work on Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs. GANs have become notorious in recent years, because they can be used to generate convincing fake images of real-world objects, and are integral to a lot of "deepfake" software.

CNBC was the first to spot that Goodfellow's LinkedIn had been updated on Thursday with his new role at Apple, which he appears to have started in March. A Google spokesperson confirmed his departure to CNBC.