Apple joins contest for artificial intelligence but is handicapped by protection of its privacy

Apple joins contest for artificial intelligence but is handicapped by protection of its privacy Apple is stepping up its chase of artificial intelligence PhDs, joining Google, Amazon, Facebook and others in a fierce contest. — File picSAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7 — Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programmes, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google in an area the Internet search giant has long dominated: smartphone features that give users what they want before they ask. As part of its push, the company is currently trying to hire at least 86 more employees with expertise in the branch of artificial…


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