Apple Hires Its First Director of AI Research to Push Machine Learning

Apple has hired artificial intelligence (AI) expert Russ Salakhutdinov as the director of its AI division. The tech giant seeks to regain lost ground in AI technology against rivals such as Microsoft, Google, and Amazon in machine learning. The Carnegie Mellon professor will continue to work at the university in addition to his new role at the Cupertino tech company. Apple’s new artificial intelligence research director could boost AI in Siri, Photos, and more Cupertino is playing catch-up in the race for AI, joining tech giants headlining in the development toward products with machine-learning capability. The iPhone maker is making a visible push in the direction of artificial intelligence by hiring an AI and machine learning expert. It is not clear what the new AI research director will be working…


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