Apple Inc. has hired an Artificial Intelligence Researcher from a Carnegie Mellon University located at 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States. This is speculated as being Apple’s move towards ramping up its Artificial Intelligence score.
Today’s scenario is a more different from the one we encountered last year. Today the firms are fighting to make their way to the top when it comes to new technology and the talk of the town right now is the Artificial Intelligence. Firms like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and now even Apple are in a race to be the first firm with the most intelligent AI Module and to ramp up its space in the race Apple Inc. has hired an Artificial Intelligence Researcher named Russ Salakhutdinov from the Carnegie Mellon University present in the United States.
We got to know about this from Russ’s own Twitter, tweet that he made out to tell everyone about him being hired at Apple for AI Research. Also, he seems to be building a team to make it easier to rank AI at Apple faster as he also tweeted out a job application form for those who are interested in being a part of the same.
Getting deep into the job listing, the listing states that Apple is in need of scientists with great experience in Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Optimization, and Data Mining.
Russ would be working with Apple and won’t be leaving Carnegie Mellon University. According to a report by Bloomberg Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Salakhutdinov was with the University of Toronto and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his works were funded by Google, Microsoft and Samsung.
This is not the first move by Apple towards AI learning as it has already recently acquired a Hyderabad based startup named, Tuplejump and two more firms named Turi and Emotient were acquired for the same purpose.