Apple snaps up AI experts to take on Google, Amazon and Microsoft

Apple has been snapping up artificial intelligence (AI) experts, and is trying to hire at least 86 employees with expertise in the field of machine learning. Reuters reported that numerous sources and a review of recruitment sites indicate that the company is hiring people from PhD programmes, and has posted a host of job listings and generally expanded its work on AI projects. Apple appears to be stepping up its work on AI and machine learning technology, of which virtual assistant Siri is one example, to take on the efforts of Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. Many of the positions Apple is looking to fill are based around software, indicating that Apple’s plans for AI, at least in the short term, are around building out the capabilities if Siri. Improving‚Ķ


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