In their latest round of hires, the company is starting to diversify its staff. OpenAI's newest recruits come from Google Brain (where they have previously tapped), but also from startups and a trading firm. While the team is still heavily positioned to research deep learning, the most popular form of modern A.I. based on layers of neural networks, the new blood shows that the company is also thinking about the application of this technology. They have also added Jack Clark, previously an A.I. reporter at Bloomberg, to the team as director of strategy and communications.