Apple hired Russ Salakhutdinov to lead Apple’s AI research team. Russ still works with Carnegie Mellon University. It is believed Apple is working hard to upgrade their Siri to be a better assistant. With Russ in place, it will help Apple to glue all the technology they already bought. Previously, Apple acquires Tuplejump, Perceptio, VocalIQ, Mapsense, Emotient, Coherent Navigation and Semetric.
Excited about joining Apple as a director of AI research in addition to my work at CMU. Apply to work with my teamhttps://t.co/U2hQl2GdhA
— Russ Salakhutdinov (@rsalakhu) October 17, 2016