Apple hires Carnegie Mellon expert to enhance artificial intelligence projects

Jessica Vomiero October 17, 2016 8:00pm Apple’s had a hard time attracting top artificial intelligence talent in the past because of its habitual secrecy, but the tech company’s luck might be turning. Carnegie Mellon AI academic Russ Salakhutdinov tweeted this past week that he had accepted a role with Apple as the director of AI research. He also posted a link to an Apple job application page seeking machine learning specialists.  Bloomberg reports that the last 12 months have seen Apple rapidly enhance its investments in AI by acquiring half-a-dozen startups. While Apple is known for its secrecy, this practice has apparently hindered its attempts to attract top talent because of its negative view towards researchers publishing their findings. Salakhutdinov hadn’t been with Carnegie Mellon long when he decided to leave.…


Link to Full Article: Apple hires Carnegie Mellon expert to enhance artificial intelligence projects