Apple Recruits Scientists to Bolster AI Research, Siri

The company recently hired a Carnegie Mellon professor and is looking for more. Artificial intelligence expert Russ Salakhutdinov has joined Apple as its director of AI research. The Carnegie Mellon professor tweeted Monday that he was “excited” about the new position, and indicated that the company is looking for more AI engineers. Salakhutdinov’s research is in the field of “statistical machine learning,” according to his CMU biography. He is no stranger to the tech industry, having previously served as a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow; he also picked up awards from Google and Nvidia. Apple’s AI expert hiring spree comes as the company faces its archrivals Google and Microsoft in an ever more lucrative market for machine learning. Siri, its main artificial intelligence product, graduated from the iPhone to the Mac…


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