Apple Boosts Siri By Hiring Its First Director Of AI Research

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are two of the fastest growing fields right now, especially with companies putting so much time and effort into developing digital personal assistants. Count Apple among them. In a move that could have big implications for Siri, Apple went out and hired a well known AI researchers from Caregie Mellon University.Russ Salakhutdinov broke the news on Twitter saying he’s excited to serve as Apple’s new director of AI research. He also made a pitch for others with experience in the field to apply for a job on his team. Salakhutdinov and Apple are specifically looking for research scientists with a proven track record in a variety of machine learning methods, including deep learning, reinforcement training, unsupervised learning, and computer perception. “You will be joining…


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