Apple’s culture of secrecy is reportedly hurting its artificial intelligence efforts

Reuters/Stephen Lam Apple CEO Tim Cook looks worried. Apple’s culture of secrecy is hurting its efforts to hire artificial intelligence experts, according to a report by Bloomberg. While other companies, such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM, allow researchers to publish research papers, Apple requires that its employees do not. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is arguably the next frontier of computing and losing out on key talent could hurt Apple’s chances of success. “Apple is off the scale in terms of secrecy,” Richard Zemel, a computer science professor at the University of Toronto told Bloomberg. “They’re completely out of the loop.” All of the big technology companies, from Google to IBM, are working on AI software. For example, Facebook can tell blind users who is in certain photos, Google can create GIFs…


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