Report: Apple Hiring AI Experts for Mobile Analytics

Apple (AAPL) is amping up the race to apply crunched big data into mobile device software as predictive analytics, according to a new report. The vendor, which pioneered artificial intelligence (AI) with Siri in 2011 only to fall behind Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT), reportedly is feverishly hiring experts in the field, according to a Reuters report. The vendor has posted at least 86 jobs looking for machine learning experts, in particular attempting to gain interest from candidates in academia, the report said. In the past few years, Apple is said to have dramatically staffed up its roster of AI and machine learning experts, adding perhaps as many as four times its number of employees in the field. Some of the additions have come from the vendor’s acquisitions of related…


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