Apple finds difficulty recruiting AI experts thanks to tough user privacy stance

 Apple has reportedly set about massively expanding its team of data scientists and artificial intelligence experts, but has found it tough to recruit top minds in the field as the company’s privacy policies prevent researchers from getting access to valuable user data. The size of the AI research group that backs services like Siri has “tripled or quadrupled” in recent years, according to Reuters. That does not include the nearly 100 positions that are currently open for experts in machine learning, a subfield of AI that deals with developing technologies to let computers make autonomous decisions based on their own analysis of previous actions or data.In a bid to catch up with competitors — particularly Google — Apple has expanded its recruiting of academics, the publication noted, peeling back the curtain slightly…


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