Apple’s pushing its AI expert hiring spree into overdrive

Don’t tell Tim Cook, but the perception of Apple is that it’s been lagging behind other tech companies like Google and Facebook when it comes to cutting-edge artificial intelligence research.Things are unlikely to stay that way for long, however, since Apple is currently in the midst of a massive recruitment drive to hire machine learning experts for a variety of different posts throughout the company. At present, a search for “machine learning” on Apple’s jobs page brings up 130 available posts, most of them based in the U.S. Machine learning, for those unfamiliar with it, is a subfield of computer science focused on creating algorithms that can learn from and make predictions about data. The posts Apple is currently advertising include roles related to computer vision, Big Data for iTunes analytics, real-time traffic data…


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