Apple Rolls Out Privacy-Sensitive Artificial Intelligence

Apple Rolls Out Privacy-Sensitive Artificial Intelligence Software that analyzes friends’ faces or knows what’s in your photos must be restricted due to privacy concerns, says Apple. Apple showed off a string of new features for the iPhone Monday powered by recent advances in artificial intelligence – many of them aping ones already launched by rival Google. But Apple’s announcements of features like facial recognition or software that knows what’s in your photos, made during its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, were distinct in how much they emphasized privacy. Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, repeatedly stated that the company is using machine learning algorithms able to understand personal data such as photos only within the confines of a person’s iPhone, not on Apple’s cloud servers. “We believe you…


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