Apple trying to attract researchers with a journal for AI

Apple trying to attract researchers with a journal for AI
Apple has been known to be a very secretive, perhaps the most secretive in the tech industry. Nothing seems to be revealed about their research, comments about future products are very limited, and you'll pretty much have to wait until the product release to learn about them and their development.

This is good for keeping the products under wraps and creating an anticipation not many can create. However, this also means that it is hard to recruit new talent when you can't reveal what type of research you are doing. Not only don't the top researchers know what type of research is possible within Apple but they also would like to make their own work public, and let the scientific or research community take part.

Apple wants to attract specifically AI researchers, so it is only natural that it has now launched its own Apple Machine Learning Journal site. The new journal, blog, website, is a collection of finds and even breakthroughs in the field of machine learning, which is a part of a larger pie of artificial intelligence.

Currently the journal only consists of one release, called Improving the Realism of Synthetic Images. The research goes into creating realistic images from synthetic images by using neural networks.

At the bottom of the page Apple has a link for people looking for a job. A search in the Apple's job database returns 262 jobs matching "machine learning".

Some have expressed a view that Apple has a problem with machine learning because of their strict privacy policy. According to this view companies like Google gain more data to use in their AI research and therefore can develop for example their neural networks better. However, it is highly unlikely that Apple would change its core principles.

Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 20 Jul 2017 13:20
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