Apple’s ramping up its hiring of machine learning experts

With the daunting task at hand and a slow start for Apple in the field, the company is now said to be closing in on rivals, according to Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence CEO Oren Etzioni. Apple’s strict policies not only limit what can be learned from user data but also discourage some machine learning experts from pursuing positions with Apple due to that lack of access. But one former Apple employee in the area, who asked not to be named to protect professional relationships, estimated the number of machine learning experts had tripled or quadrupled in the past few years. It’s a good thing that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has apparently been aggressively hiring AI specialists. Facebook is out with news that it has been and will continue developing its own…


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