Nicolas Pinto

Deep Learning Lead, Apple

Nico was born in France, where he received two M.Sc. in computer science with a focus in Artificial Intelligence.  After originating brain-inspired deep neural networks running on GPUs & PlayStation 3s in 2006-2007, he received his Neuroscience PhD from MIT in 2010 and taught GPU programming at Harvard & MIT.  He co-founded Perceptio in 2012 which pioneered privacy-preserving mobile deep learning technology, running entirely on smartphones.  Apple acquired Perceptio in late 2014 and shipped iOS 10, macOS Sierra and the iPhone 7 filled with its deep learning technology in 2016.  Nico is now leading fundamental AI research efforts at Apple.