Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. […]
One former Apple employee in the area […] estimated the number of machine learning experts had tripled or quadrupled in the past few years. […]
Machine learning experts who want unfettered access to data tend to shy away from jobs at Apple, former employees say. […]
And some machine learning experts might be enticed by the challenge of matching Google’s smarts amid privacy constraints, suggested John Duchi, an assistant professor at Stanford University.
“New flavors of problems are exciting,” he said.
I’m hoping that there are more candidates “enticed by the challenge” than ones who “shy away”, but we’ll see. As I’ve said before, if there’s a list of Apple’s top-5 computing priorities for the next five years, I believe machine learning is on it.