Apple hires Google X co-founder and Nest's ex-head of tech
Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her experience, in line with Fortune. Matsuoka co-based X Labs, Google’s secretive analysis facility that developed Glass and the corporate’s self-driving automotive. She additionally was Nest’s head of know-how earlier than she left for a VP place at Twitter. The previous College of Washington professor ended up dropping that gig earlier than she even began after being recognized with a life-threatening sickness.
Whereas her actual position at Apple continues to be unclear, Fortune says she’ll be reporting on to firm COO Jeff Williams. Since he is in control of Cupertino’s well being initiatives, she’ll doubtless be engaged on related tasks, akin to HealthKit, ResearchKit and CareKit. We might like to see Apple put her robotics experience to good use, nevertheless, and provide you with thrilling tasks beneath her lead.