Apple Is Beefing Up Its Machine Learning And AI Divisions

In indications of Apple’s growing AI ambitions (as if this was unknown..duh !), Reuters reports that the Cupertino giant is now looking to hire as many as 86 artificial intelligence and machine learning experts. While this could pretty much be something related to iOS 9, reports suggest that it Apple isn’t limiting its AI capabilities to just software. Apple is infact looking to make your smartphones “smarter” and is hence hiring experts from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff. Reuters’ report has been corroborated by numerous staffing sites and internal sources within Apple itself. Reports suggest, that while ramping up iOS and iPhone’s AI tech is obviously the motive, the hiring is also a part of Apple’s larger intentions of taking on…


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