Apple bolstering Siri intelligence by hiring expert to lead AI research team

One of the areas where Apple has seemingly fallen behind its competition — or, more likely, not yet ready to disclose its technology’s full potential — is artificial intelligence. However, there’s no denying that the company is pushing hard towards bettering its existing products (like Siri) behind closed doors, and the latest AI hire is but another proof of such commitment… The Cupertino firm has just hired Carnegie Mellon University professor Russ Salakhutdinov, who will lead an “AI research” team as director. To announce the news was none other than Salakhutdinov himself, who took to Twitter to express his excitement. He also took advantage of the platform to post a job listing link, asking for people interested in joining his team to head over to Apple’s website and apply. It is not yet clear, but…


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