Apple Ramps Up Hiring of Artificial Intelligence Experts

Apple is ramping up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts and recruiting from PhD programs, reports Reuters. The company has posted dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff in an effort to challenge Google on giving 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 intelligence known as machine learning, according to a recent analysis of Apple job postings. The company has also stepped up its courtship of machine-learning PhD’s, joining Google, Amazon, Facebook and others in a fierce contest, leading academics say.AI will likely be more of a challenge for Apple due to its strict stance on privacy. Machine learning relies on…


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